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 Candlemas Day.Canens. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Candour (Mrs.).
 
A type of female backbiters. In Sheridan’s comedy of The School for Scandal.   1
        “The name of ‘Mrs. Candour’ has become one of those formidable by-words, which have had more power in putting folly and ill-nature out of countenance than whole volumes of remonstrance.”—T. Moore.
 


 Candlemas Day.Canens. 

 
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