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 Blast.Blatant Beast (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blast.
 
To strike by lightning; to make to wither. The “blasted oak.” This is the sense in which the word is used as an exclamation.   1
       
“If it [the [ghost] assume my noble father’s person,
I’ll cross it, though it blast me.”
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 1.
 


 Blast.Blatant Beast (The). 

 
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