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 Scar’amouch.Scarborough Warning. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scarborough Dress (A),
 
in Molière’s time, was black from top to toe; hence he says, “Night has put on her ‘scaramouch dress.’”   1
 


 Scar’amouch.Scarborough Warning. 

 
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