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Son of Dripping

(A). A man cook, a turnspit.

Yet, son of dripping ... let us balt;
Soft fires, the proverb tells us, make sweet malt.

Peter Pindar: Thè Lousiad, canto ii.

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