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 Gin Sling.Gingerbread. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gin’evra (g soft).
 
The young Italian bride who hid in a trunk with a spring-lock. The lid fell upon her, and she was not discovered till the body had become a skeleton. (Rogers: Italy.)   1
       
“Be the cause what it might, from his offer she shrunk,
And Ginevra-like, shut herself up in a trunk.”
       
Lowell.
 


 Gin Sling.Gingerbread. 

 
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