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 Cheeseparer (A).Cheese-Toaster (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cheeseparing Economy.
 
A useless economy. The French say, “Une économie de bouts de chandelles.” The allusion is to the well-known tale of a man who chose one of three sisters for wife by the way they pared their cheese. (See above.)   1
 


 Cheeseparer (A).Cheese-Toaster (A). 

 
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