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 Gird up the Loins (To).Girdle (g hard). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Girder (A).
 
A cooper. Hoops are girders. John Girder=John, the cooper, a character in The Bride of Lammermoor, by Sir Walter Scott.   1
 


 Gird up the Loins (To).Girdle (g hard). 

 
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