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Big-endians

A religious party in the empire of Lilliput, who made it a matter of conscience to break their eggs at the big end; they were looked on as heretics by the orthodox party, who broke theirs at the small end. The Big-endians are the Catholics, and the Little-endians the Protestants.

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