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 Moses Slow of Speech.Mos’lem or Moslemin. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Moses Primrose.
Son of the Rev. Dr. Primrose, very green, and with a good opinion of himself. He is chiefly known for his wonderful bargain with a Jew at the neighbouring fair, when he gave a good horse in exchange for a gross of worthless green spectacles, with copper rims and shagreen cases. (Goldsmith: Vicar of Wakefield.)   1

 Moses Slow of Speech.Mos’lem or Moslemin. 


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