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 Hinzelmann.Hip and Thigh. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hip (To).
 
A hip means a hyp-ochon-driac. To hip means to make melancholy; to fret; to make one dismal or gloomy with forebodings. Hipped means melancholy, in low spirits.   1
       
“For one short moment let us cease
To mourn the loss of many ships—
Forget how tax and rates increase,
And all that now the nation hips.”
       
Sims: The Dagonet Ballads (A Set-off).
 


 Hinzelmann.Hip and Thigh. 

 
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