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 Earwig.Ease (Chapel of). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ease.
 
(Anglo-Saxon, eath; Latin, oti-um.)   1
   At ease. Without pain or anxiety.   2
   Ill at ease. Uneasy, not comfortable, anxious.   3
   Stand at ease! A command given to soldiers to rest for a time. The “gentlemen stood at ease” means in an informal manner.   4
   To ease one of his money or purse. To steal it. (See LITTLE EASE.)   5
 


 Earwig.Ease (Chapel of). 

 
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