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 Fat.Fat as a Porpoise. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fat Men.
 
Edward Bright, of Essex, weighed 44 stone, or 616 pounds, at death. He was 5 feet 9 inches high, 5 feet round the chest, and 6 feet 11 inches round the paunch. He died 1750, aged thirty.   1
   Daniel Lambert, born at St. Marga ret’s Leicester, weighed 739 pounds. He was 3 yards 4 inches round the waist, 1 yard 1 inch round the leg. (1770–1809.)   2
 


 Fat.Fat as a Porpoise. 

 
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