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Pleydell

(Mr. Paulus). An advocate in Edinburgh, formerly sheriff of Ellangowan.

“Mr. Counsellor Pleydell was a lively, sharp-looking gentleman, with a professional shrewdness in his eye, and, generally speaking, a professional formality in his manner; but this he could slip off on a Saturday evening when ... he joined in the ancient pastime of High Jinks.” —Sir. W. Scott: Guy Mannering. xxxix.

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