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 Shropshire.Shunamite’s House (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shrovetide Cocks.
 
Shrove Tuesday used to be the great “Derby Day” of cock-fighting in England.   1
       
“Or martyr beat, like Shrovetide cocks, with bats.”
       
Peter Pindar: Subjects for Painters.
 


 Shropshire.Shunamite’s House (The). 

 
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