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 Wad’man (Widow).Wages. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wag Beards (To).
“’Tis merry in hall when beards wag all”—i.e. when feasting goes on.   1
“Then was the minstrel’s harp with rapture heard;
The song of ancient days gave huge delight;
With pleasure too did wag the minstrel’s beard,
For Plenty courted him to drink and bite.”
Peter Pindar: Elegy to Scotland.

 Wad’man (Widow).Wages. 


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