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Potwallopers

before the passing of the Reform Bill (1832), were those who claimed a vote because they had boiled their own pot in the parish for six months. (Saxon, to boil; Dutch, opwallen, our wallop.)

Strictly speaking, a pot-walloper is one who wallops or boils his own pot-au-feu.

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