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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Banbury.
 
A Banbury-man—i.e. a Puritan (Ben Jonson); a bigot. From the reign of Elizabeth to that of Charles II. Banbury was noted for its number of Puritans and its religious “zeal.”   1
   As thin as Banbury cheese. In Jack Drum’s Entertainment we read, “You are like a Banbury cheese, nothing but paring;” and Bardolph compares Slender to Banbury cheese (Merry Wives, i. 1). The Banbury cheese is a rich milk cheese about an inch in thickness.   2
 


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