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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ale-draper,
 
a tapster. Ale-drapery, the selling of ale, etc.   1
        “No other occupation have I but to be an ale-draper.”—H. Chettle: Kind-harts’ Dreame, 1592.
 


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