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 Pacto’lus.Paddington Fair. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Padding.
 
The filling-up stuff of serials. The padding of coats and gowns is the wool, etc., put in to make the figure of the wearer more shapely. Figuratively, stuff in books or speeches to spin them out.   1
 


 Pacto’lus.Paddington Fair. 

 
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