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 Hempe (1 syl.).Hempen Collar (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hempen Caudle.
 
A hangman’s rope.   1
        “Ye shall have a hempen caudle then, and the help of a hatchet.”—Shakespeare: 2 Hen. VI., iv. 7.
 


 Hempe (1 syl.).Hempen Collar (A). 

 
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