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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bucklersbury (London)
 
was at one time the noted street for druggists and herbalists; hence Falstaff says—   1
        “I cannot cog, and say thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in men’s apparel, and smell like Bucklersbury in simple time.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, iii. 3.
 


 Buckler.Buckmaster’s Light Infantry. 

 
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