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 Marivaudage (4 syl.).Mark. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Marjoram.
 
As a pig loves marjoram. Not at all. Lucretius tells us (vi. 974), “Amaricinum fugitat sus,” swine shun marjoram. The proverb is applied in somewhat this way: “How did you like so-and-so?” Ans.: “Well, as a pig loves marjoram.”   1
 


 Marivaudage (4 syl.).Mark. 

 
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