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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bottle.
 
Looking for a needle in a bottle of hay. Looking for a very small article amidst a mass of other things. Bottle is a diminutive of the French botte, a bundle; as botte de foin, a bundle of hay.   1
   Hang me in a bottle. (See CAT.)   2
 


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