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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stafford Law.
 
Club law. A beating. The pun is on the word staff, a stick. (Italian, Braccésca licenza.) (Florio, p. 66.) (See above.)   1
 


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