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 Captain Podd.Cap’tious. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Captain Stiff.
 
To come Captain Stiff over one. To treat one with cold formality.   1
        “I shouldn’t quite come Captain Stiff over him.”—S. Warren: Ten Thousand a Year.
 


 Captain Podd.Cap’tious. 

 
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