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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Paul’s Man (A).
A braggart; a captain out of service, with a long rapier; so called because St. Paul’s Walk was at one time the haunt of stale knights. Jonson called Bobadil (q.v.) a Paul’s man.   1

 Paul of the Cross.Paul’s Pigeons. 

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