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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nick’leby (Mrs.).
 
An endless talker, always introducing something quite foreign to the matter in hand, and pluming herself on her penetration. (Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby.)   1
 


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