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 Bottle-holder.Bottle-washer (Head). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bottle-imps.
 
The Hebrew word for familiar spirits is oboth, leather bottles, to indicate that the magicians were wont to imprison in bottles those spirits which their spells had subdued.   1
 


 Bottle-holder.Bottle-washer (Head). 

 
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