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Shatton

(Sir Piercie). In this character Sir Walter Scott has made familiar to us the euphuisms of Queen Elizabeth's age. The fashionable cavalier or pedantic fop, who assumes the high-flown style rendered fashionable by Lyly, was grandson of old Overstitch the tailor. (Sir Walter Scott: Monastery.)

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