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 Mutton (French, mouton).Mutton-fist. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mutton-eating King (The).
 
Charles II. of England. The witty Earl of Rochester wrote this mock epitaph on his patron:—   1
       
“Here lies our mutton-eating king,
Whose word no man relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
And never did a wise one.”
   Come and eat your mutton with me. Come and dine with me.   2
 


 Mutton (French, mouton).Mutton-fist. 

 
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