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 Buttercups.Butterfly Kiss (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Butterflies,
 
in the cab trade, are those drivers who take to the occupation only in summer-time, and at the best of the season. At other times they follow some other occupation.   1
        “The feeling of the regular drivers against these ‘butterflies’ is very strong.”—Nineteenth Century (March, 1893, p. 177).
 


 Buttercups.Butterfly Kiss (A). 

 
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