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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Led Captain (A).
 
An obsequious person, who dances attendance on the master and mistress of a house, for which service he has a knife and fork at the dinner table. He is led like a dog, and always graced with the title of captain.   1
 


 Leaves without Figs.Le’da and the Swan. 

 
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