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 Wal’tham Blacks.Walton Bridle (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Walton.
 
An Izaak Walton. One devoted to “the gentle craft” of angling. Izaak Walton wrote a book called The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man’s Recreation. (1655.)   1
   “Gentle” is a pun. Gentles are the larvæ of flesh-flies used as bait in angling.   2
 


 Wal’tham Blacks.Walton Bridle (The). 

 
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