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 Squash.Squint-eyed [Guerci’no]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Squib (A).
 
A political joke, printed and circulated at election times against a candidate, with intent of bringing him into ridicule, and influencing votes.   1
        “Parodies, lampoons, rightly named squibs, fire and brimstone, ending in smoke, with a villainous smell of saltpetre.”—Dean Hole: Rose-garden and Fulpit.
 


 Squash.Squint-eyed [Guerci’no]. 

 
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