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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Martin’s Running Footman (St.).
 
The devil, assigned by legend to St. Martin for a running footman on a certain occasion.   1
        “Who can tell but St. Martin’s running footman may still be hatching us some further mischief.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv 23.
 


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