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Andrea Ferrara

A sword. So called from a famous sword-maker of the name. (Sixteenth century.)

“We'll put in bail, my boy; old Andrea Ferrara shall lodge his security.” —Scott: Waverley, ch. 50.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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