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Nid d'une souris dans Voreille d'un chat. A mare's nest. This French phrase is the translation of a line in Wynkyn de Worde's Amusing Questions, printed in English in 1511. “Demand: What is that that never was and never will be? Response: A mouse's nest in a cat's ear.” (See Mare's Nest)

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