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 Baron Munchausen (pron. Moohnkow’-zn).Barons’ War (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Baron of Beef.
Two sirloins left uncut at the backbone. The baron is the backpart of the ox, called in Danish, the rug. Jocosely said to be a pun upon baron and sir loin.   1

 Baron Munchausen (pron. Moohnkow’-zn).Barons’ War (The). 

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