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 Borr.Borrowed days of February (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Borrow.
 
A pledge. To borrow is to take something which we pledge ourselves to return. (Anglo-Saxon, borg, a loan or pledge; verb borg-ian.)   1
        “Ye may retain as borrows my two priests.”—Scott: Ivanhoe, chap. xxxiii.
 


 Borr.Borrowed days of February (The). 

 
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