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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Whately,
 
Archbishop of Dublin, nicknamed at Oxford “the White Bear” (White from his white overcoat, and Bear from the rude, unceremonious way in which he would trample upon an adversary in argument). (1787–1863.)   1
 


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