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 Ironsides.Irony of Fate (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Irony.
 
A dissembling. (Greek, eron, a dissembler, eironeia.)   1
        “So grave a body upon so solemn an occasion should not deal in irony, or explain their meaning by contraries.”—Swift.
 


 Ironsides.Irony of Fate (The). 

 
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