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 Mistletoe Bough.Mistress of the Night (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mistress Roper.
 
The Marines, or any one of them; so called by the regular sailors, because they handle the ropes like girls, not being used to them.   1
 


 Mistletoe Bough.Mistress of the Night (The). 

 
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