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 Shaveling.She Stoops to Conquer. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shaving.
 
Bondmen were commanded by the ancient Gauls to shave, in token of servitude.   1
   In the Turkish seraglio the slaves are obliged to shave their chins, in token of their servitude.   2
 


 Shaveling.She Stoops to Conquer. 

 
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