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 Bit’elas.Biting Remark (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bites and Bams.
 
Hoaxes and quizzes; humbugery.   1
        “[His] humble efforts at jocularity were chiefly confined to … bites and bams.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. 3.
 


 Bit’elas.Biting Remark (A). 

 
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