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 Head and Ears.Head of Cattle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Head and Shoulders.
 
A phrase of sundry shades of meaning. Thus “head and shoulders taller” means considerably tall; to turn one out head and shoulders means to drive one out forcibly and without ceremony.   1
 


 Head and Ears.Head of Cattle. 

 
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