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 Woodbine.Wooden Horse (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Woodcock (A).
 
A fool is so called from the supposition that woodcocks are without brains. Polonius tells his daughter that protestations of love are “springes to catch woodcocks.” (Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 3.)   1
 


 Woodbine.Wooden Horse (The). 

 
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