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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tide-waiters.
 
Those who vote against their opinions. S. G. O. (the Rev. Lord Osborne), of the Times, calls the clergy in Convocation whose votes do not agree with their convictions “ecclesiastical tide-waiters.”   1
 


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