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 Alderman.Alderman (An). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alderman (An).
 
A burglar’s tool; a crowbar for forcing safes. So called from the high rank it holds with burglars.   1
 


 Alderman.Alderman (An). 

 
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