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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blockhead.
 
A stupid person; one without brains. The allusion is to a wig-maker’s dummy or tête à perruque, on which he fits his wigs.   1
        “Your wit will not so soon out as another man’s will, ’tis strongly wedged up in a block-head”—Shakespeare Coriolanus, ii. 3.
 


 Block.Blood. 

 
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