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 Barbeliots.Barber Poet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barber.
 
Every barber knows that   1
       
“Omnibus notum tonsoribus.”
       
Horace: 1 Satires, VII. 3.
   In Rome the tonstri’næ or barbers’ shops were the fashionable resort of loungers and idlers. Here every scandal was known, and all the talk of the town was repeated.   2
 


 Barbeliots.Barber Poet. 

 
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