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 Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare).Wisdom-tooth. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wipple-tree or Whipultre.
 
Mentioned in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale, is the cornel-tree or dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) (= whiffle-tree, from whiffle = to turn).   1
 


 Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare).Wisdom-tooth. 

 
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