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 Tarpe’ian Rock.Tarring and Feathering. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tarred.
 
All tarred with the same brush. All alike to blame, all sheep of the same flock. The allusion is to the custom of distinguishing the sheep of any given flock by a common mark with a brush dipped in tar.   1
 


 Tarpe’ian Rock.Tarring and Feathering. 

 
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