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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Staff of Life (The).
 
Bread, which is the support of life. Shakespeare says, “The boy was the very staff of my age,” The allusion is to a staff which supports the feeble in walking.   1
 


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