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 Last. (Anglo-Saxon lást, a footstep, a shoemaker’s last.)Last Man. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Last Man (The).
 
Charles I. was so called by the Parliamentarians, meaning that he would be the last king of Great Britain. His son, Charles II., was called The Son of the Last Man.   1
 


 Last. (Anglo-Saxon lást, a footstep, a shoemaker’s last.)Last Man. 

 
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