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 First-class Hard Labour.First Water. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
First-fruits.
 
The first profitable results of labour. In husbandry, the first corn that is cut at harvest. We also use the word in an evil sense; as, the first-fruits of sin, the first-fruits of repentance.   1
 


 First-class Hard Labour.First Water. 

 
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