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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Swell Mob.
 
The better-dressed thieves and pickpockets. A “swell” is a person showily dressed; one who puffs himself out beyond his proper dimensions, like the frog in the fable.   1
 


 Sweetheart.Swi Dynasty. 

 
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