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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shadow (To).
 
To follow about like a shadow. This is done by some person or persons appointed to watch the movements and keep au fait with the doings of suspicious characters.   1
        “He [Jesus] was shadowed by spies, who were stirring up the crowd against Him.”—Longman’s Magazine, 1891, p. 238.
 


 Shadow.Shady. 

 
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