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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dor’chester.
 
As big as a Dorchester butt. Very corpulent, like the butts of Dorchester. Of Toby Filpot it is said:
       
“His breath-doors of life on a sudden were shut,
And he died full as big as a Dorchester butt.”
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O’Keefe: Poor Soldier.
 


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