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 Malambru’no.Malbec’co. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Malaprop (Mrs.),
 
in The Rivals, by Sheridan. (French, mal à propos.) Noted for her blunders in the use of words. “As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile” is one of her famous similes. (See PARTINGTON.)   1
 


 Malambru’no.Malbec’co. 

 
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