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 Big Bird.Big Gooseberry Season (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Big-en’dians.
 
A religious party in the empire of Lilliput, who made it a matter of conscience to break their eggs at the big end; they were looked on as heretics by the orthodox party, who broke theirs at the small end. The Big-endians are the Catholics, and the Little-endians the Protestants.   1
 


 Big Bird.Big Gooseberry Season (The). 

 
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