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 Hempen Fever.He’mus or Hæmus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hempen Widow.
 
The widow of a man who has been hanged. (See above.)   1
       
“Of a hempen widow the kid forlorn.”
       
Ainsworth: Jack Sheppard.
 


 Hempen Fever.He’mus or Hæmus. 

 
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