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 Fee-tail (A).Feed of Corn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Feeble.
 
Most forcible Feeble. A writer whose language is very “loud,” but whose ideas are very jejune. Feeble is a “woman’s tailor,” brought to Sir John Falstaff as a recruit. He tells Sir John “he will do his good will,” and the knight replies, “Well said, courageous Feeble! Thou wilt be as valiant as the wrathful dove, or most magnanimous mouse … most forcible Feeble.” (Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., iii. 2.)   1
 


 Fee-tail (A).Feed of Corn. 

 
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