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 Lamb (The Vegetable) or Tartarian lamb;Lamb-pie. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lamb.
 
Cold lamb. A schoolboy’s joke. Setting a boy on a cold marble or stone hearth. Horace (Sat. i. 5, 22) has “Dotre lumbos,” which may have suggested the pun.   1
 


 Lamb (The Vegetable) or Tartarian lamb;Lamb-pie. 

 
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