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 Fourteen,Fourth Estate of the Realm (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fourteen Hundred (A Stock Exchange warning).
 
It is to give notice that a stranger has entered ’Change. The term was in use in Defoe’s time.   1
 


 Fourteen,Fourth Estate of the Realm (The). 

 
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