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 Barnardine.Barnet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barn-burners.
 
Destructives, who, like the Dutchman of story, would burn down their barns to rid themselves of the rats.   1
 


 Barnardine.Barnet. 

 
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