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 Podsnap.Poe (Edgar Allan). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Podsnap’pery.
 
The etiquette of the fossil gentry, stiff-starched and extremely proper.   1
        “It may not be so in the Gospel according to Podsnappery … but it has been the truth since the foundations of the universe were laid.”—Our Mutual Friend.
 


 Podsnap.Poe (Edgar Allan). 

 
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