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 Fourth of July (The).Fox (The old). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fowler (Henry the Fowler).
Heinrich I., King of Germany, was so called, because when the deputies announced to him his election to the throne, they found him fowling with a hawk on his fist (876, 919–936).   1
   This tradition is not mentioned by any historian before the eleventh century; but since that period numerous writers have repeated the story. He was called in Latin, Henrious Auceps.   2

 Fourth of July (The).Fox (The old). 


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