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 Phyllis and Brunetta.Phynnod’deree [the Hairy-one]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Phyl’lising the Fair.
 
Philandering—making soft speeches and winning faces at them. Garth says of Dr. Atterbury—   1
       
“He passed his easy hours, instead of prayer,
In madriga is and phyllising the fair.”
       
The Dispensary, i.
 


 Phyllis and Brunetta.Phynnod’deree [the Hairy-one]. 

 
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