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 Panjan’drum.Pantag’ruel’. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pan’tables.
 
To stand upon one’s pantables. To stand upon one’s dignity. Pantables are slippers, and the idea is se tenir sur le haut bouti.e. to remit nothing.   1
        “Hee standeth upon his pantables, and regardeth greatly his reputation.”—Saker: Narbonus (1590).
 


 Panjan’drum.Pantag’ruel’. 

 
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