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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hot’spur.
 
A fiery person who has no control over his temper. Harry Percy was so called. Lord Derby was sometimes called the “Hotspur of debate.” Lytton, in New Timon, calls him, “frank haughty, bold, the Rupert of debate.” (See Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV.)   1
 


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