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Jarndyce

v. Jarndyce. An interminable Chancery suit in Dickens's Bleak House. The character of Jarndyce is that of a kind-hearted, easy fellow, who is half ashamed that his left hand should know what his right hand gives.

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