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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wooden Sword.
 
To wear the wooden sword. To keep back sales by asking too high a price. Fools used to wear wooden swords or “daggers of lath.”   1
 


 Wooden Spoon.Wooden Wall. 

 
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