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 Cuthbert Bede.Cutpurse. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cutler’s Poetry.
 
Mere jingles or rhymes. Knives had, at one time, a distich inscribed on the blade by means of aqua fortis.   1
       
“Whose posy was
       
For all the world like cutler’s poetry
Upon a knife.”
       
Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, v 1.
 


 Cuthbert Bede.Cutpurse. 

 
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