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 Goose.Goose at Michaelmas. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Goose and Gridiron.
 
A public-house sign, properly the coat of arms of the Company of Musicians—viz. a swan with expanded wings, within a double tressure [the gridiron], counter, flory, argent. Perverted into a goose striking the bars of a gridiron with its foot, and called “The Swan and Harp,” or “Goose and Gridiron.”   1
        This famous lodge of the Freemasons, of which Wren was Master (in London Honse Yard), was doomed in 1894.
 


 Goose.Goose at Michaelmas. 

 
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