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 Revetments,Revi’se (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Review.
 
The British Review was nicknamed “My Grandmother.” In Don Juan, Lord Byron says, he bribed “My Grandmother’s Review, the British.” The editor took this in dudgeon and gave Byron the lie, but the poet turned the laugh against the reviewer.   1
        “Am I flat, I tip ‘My Grandmother’ a bit of prose.”—Noctes Ambrosianœ.
 


 Revetments,Revi’se (2 syl.). 

 
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