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Lombard Fever

Laziness. Pawn-brokers are called Lombard brokers, because they retain the three golden balls of the Lombard money-changers; and lazy folk will pawn anything rather than settle down to steady work.

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