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 Clerk-ale and Church-ale.Clerkly. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clerkenwell (London)
 
means the Clerks’-well, where the parish clerks of London used to assemble yearly to play some sacred piece.   1
 


 Clerk-ale and Church-ale.Clerkly. 

 
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