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 Bianchi.Biberius Caldius Mero. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bias.
 
The weight in bowls which makes them deviate from the straight line; hence any favourite idea or pursuit, or whatever predisposes the mind in a particular direction.   1
   Bowls are not now loaded, but the bias depends on the shape of the bowls. They are flattened on one side, and therefore roll obliquely.   2
       
“Your stomach makes your fabric roll,
Just as the bias rules the bowl.”
       
Prior: Alma, iii. line 1281.
 


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