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 Retort Courteous (The).Reveillé [re-vay’-ya]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Reuben Dixon.
 
A village school-master “of ragged lads.”   1
       
“Mid noise, and dirt, and stench, and play, and prate,
He calmly cuts the pen or views the slate.”
       
Crabbe: Boraugh, letter xxiv.
 


 Retort Courteous (The).Reveillé [re-vay’-ya]. 

 
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