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 King Chosen by the Neighing of a Horse (A).King’s [or Queen’s] Bench. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
King Over the Water (The).
 
The Young Pretender, or Chevalier Charles Edward.   1
        “My father so far compromised his loyalty as to announce merely ‘The king,’ as his first toast after dinner, instead of the emphatic ‘King George.’ … Our guest made a motion with his glass, so as to pass it over the water-decanter which stood beside him, and added, ‘Over the water.’”—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet, letter v.
 


 King Chosen by the Neighing of a Horse (A).King’s [or Queen’s] Bench. 

 
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