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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Greyhound.
 
“A greyhounde shoulde be heded like a snake, And neked like a Drake; Foted like a Kat, Tayled like a Rat; Syded like a Teme, Chyned like a Beme.” (Dame Berner.)   1
        “Syded like a teme,” probably means both sides alike; a plough-team being meant.
 


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