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 Mo’bilise.Mockery. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mock-beggar Hall or Manor.
 
A grand, ostentatious house, where no hospitality is afforded, neither is any charity given.   1
       
“No times observed, nor charitable lawes,
The poor receive their answer from the dawes,
Who, in their cawing language, call it plaine
Mock-begger Manour, for they come in vaine.”
       
Taylor: Workes.
 


 Mo’bilise.Mockery. 

 
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