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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ti’ger (A)
 
properly means “a gentleman’s attendant, and page a lady’s attendant; but the distinction is quite obsolete, and any servant in livery who rides out with his master or mistress is so called; also a boy in buttons attendant on a lady, like a page; a parasite.   1
        “‘Yes,’ she cried gaily over the banisters, “my flacre and my tiger are waiting.”—A Fellow of Trinity, chap. xv.
 


 Tiffin (Indian).Tiger-kill (A). 

 
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