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Turnip-Garden

(The). So called by the Jacobites. George II. was called the “Turnip-hougher” [hoer], and his hiring of troops was spoken of as “selling the turnips,” or “trying to sell his roots.” Hanover at the time was eminently a pastoral country.

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