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 Procession of the Black Breeches.Proclivity. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Proclaim on the Housetop.
To proclaim or make known to everyone; to blab in public. Dr. Jahn says that the ancient Jews “ascended their roofs to announce anything to the multitude, to pray to God, and to perform sacrifices” (Matt. x. 27).   1
        “No secret can escape being proclaimed from the housetop.”—London Review.

 Procession of the Black Breeches.Proclivity. 


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