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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bum-bailiff.
 
The French pousse-cul seems to favour the notion that bum-bailiff is no corruption. These officers are frequently referred to as bums.   1
       
“Scout me for him at the corner of the orchard, like a bum-bailiff.”
       
Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, iii. 4.
 


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