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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Government Men.
 
Convicts.   1
        “[He] had always been a hard-working man … good at most things, and, like a lot more of the Government men, as the convicts were called, … had saved some money.”—Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms, chap. i.
 


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