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 Tear (to rhyme with “fear”).Teaspoon (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tear Handkerchief (The).
 
A handkerchief blessed by the priest and given, in the Tyrol, to a bride, to dry her tears. At death, this handkerchief is laid in her coffin over the face of the deceased.   1
 


 Tear (to rhyme with “fear”).Teaspoon (A). 

 
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