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 Wit’tington.Wives of Literary Men. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Witwold.
 
A Sir Jerry Witwold. A pert, talkative coxcomb, vain of a little learning; one who swims with the stream of popular opinion, and gives his judgment on men and books as if he were Sir Oracle, A great pretender to virtue and modesty, like Mr. Pecksniff, but always nosing out smut and obscenity, which he retails with virtuous indignation.   1
 


 Wit’tington.Wives of Literary Men. 

 
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