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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Petru’chio.
 
A gentleman of Verona who undertakes to tame the haughty Katharine, called the Shrew. He marries her, and without the least personal chastisement brings her to lamb-like submission. (Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrow.)   1
 


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