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 Pudding.Pudens. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pudding-time
 
properly means just as dinner is about to begin, for our fore-fathers took their pudding before their meat. It also means in the nick of time.   1
       
“But Mars . .
In pudding-time came to his aid.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, i. 2.
 


 Pudding.Pudens. 

 
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