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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jel’lyby (Mrs.).
 
A philanthropist who would spend and be spent to help the poor fan-makers and flower-girls of Borrioboolah Gha, but would bundle into the street a poor beggar dying of starvation on her own doorstep. (Dickens: Bleak House.)   1
 


 Jelly Pardons.Jemmie Duffs. 

 
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