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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Big Gooseberry Season (The).
The time when Parliament is not assembled. It is at such times that newspapers are glad of any subject to fill their columns and amuse their readers; monster gooseberries will do for such a purpose for the nonce, or the sea-serpent.   1

 Big-en’dians.Big-wig (A). 

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