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 Heart.Heart-rending. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Heart-breaker (A).
 
A flirt. Also a particular kind of curl. Called in French Accroche-cœur. At one time loose ringlets worn over the shoulders were called heart breakers. At another time a curl worn over the temples was called an Accroche-cœur, crève cœur.   1
 


 Heart.Heart-rending. 

 
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