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 Ribbon Dodge (The).Ribston Pippin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ribbonism.
 
A Catholic association organised in Ireland about 1808. Its two main objects were (1) to secure “fixity of tenure,” called the tenant-right; and (2) to deter anyone from taking land from which a tenant has been ejected. The name arises from a ribbon worn as a badge in the button-hole.   1
 


 Ribbon Dodge (The).Ribston Pippin. 

 
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