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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sad Bread (Latin, pavis gravis).
 
Heavy bread, ill-made bread. Shakespeare calls it “distressful bread”—not the bread of distress, but the panis gravis or ill-made bread eaten by the poor.   1
 


 Sa’cripant.Sad Dog (He’s a). 

 
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