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Colin Tampon

The nickname of a Swiss, as John Bull is of an Englishman, Brother Jonathan of a North American, and Monsieur Crapaud of a Frenchman.

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