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 Pala’verPale Faces. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pale.
 
Within the pale of my observationi.e. the scope thereof. The dominion of King John and his successors in Ireland was marked off, and the part belonging to the English crown was called the pale, or the part paled off.   1
 


 Pala’verPale Faces. 

 
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