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 Hu’bal.Hubert (h silent), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hub’bard (Old Mother).
 
The famous dame of nursery mythology, who went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone; but when she got there the cupboard was bare, so the poor dog had none.   1
 


 Hu’bal.Hubert (h silent), 

 
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