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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Malt … Meal.
 
When the malt gets aboon the meal. When persons, after dinner, get more or less fuddled.   1
        “When the malt begins to get aboon the meal, they’ll begin to speak about government in kirk and state.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. iv
 


 Malt.Maltese Cross. 

 
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