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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pleydell (Mr. Paulus).
An advocate in Edinburgh, formerly sheriff of Ellangowan.   1
        “Mr. Counsellor Pleydell was a lively, sharp-looking gentleman, with a professional shrewdness in his eye, and, generally speaking, a professional formality in his manner; but this he could slip off on a Saturday evening, when … he joined in the ancient pastime of High Jinks.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, xxxix.



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