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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hunchback.
 
Styled My Lord, Grose says this was done in the reign of Richard III., when many deformed men were made peers; but probably the word is the Greek lordos (crooked).   1
 


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