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 O’yer and Ter’miner (Courts of)Oyster. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oyster.
 
Fast as a Kentish oyster, i.e. hermetically sealed. Kentish oysters are proverbially good, and all good oysters are fast closed.   1
 


 O’yer and Ter’miner (Courts of)Oyster. 

 
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