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 Beat (To).Beaten to a Mummy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beat. (French, abattre, to abate.)
 
To beat down. To make a seller “abate” his price.   1
 


 Beat (To).Beaten to a Mummy. 

 
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