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 Wa’pentake.War of the Meal-sacks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wapping Great
 
means astonishingly great. (Anglo-Saxon, wafian, to be astonished; wafung, amazement.) A “wapper” is a great falsehood.   1
 


 Wa’pentake.War of the Meal-sacks. 

 
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