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 Cleave.Cle’lie. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cle’lia.
 
A vain, frivolous female butterfly, with a smattering of everything. In youth she coquetted; and, when youth was passed, tried sundry ways of earning a living, but always without success. It is a character in Crabbe’s Borough.   1
 


 Cleave.Cle’lie. 

 
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