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 Lamb.Lamb’s Conduit Street (London). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lamb-pie.
 
A flogging. Lamb is a pun on the Latin verb lambo (to lick), and the word “lick” has been perverted to mean flog (see LICK); or it may be the old Norse lam (the hand), meaning hand-or slap-pie. (See LAMMING.)   1
 


 Lamb.Lamb’s Conduit Street (London). 

 
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