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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Awl.
 
I’ll pack up my awls and be gone,” i.e. all my goods. The play is on awl and all.   1
 


 Awkward Squad.Axe. 

 
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