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 Small Beer.Small Hours of the Morning (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Big-endians of Lilliput made it a point of orthodoxy to crack their eggs at the big end; but were considered heretics for so doing by the Small-endians, who insisted that eggs ought to be broken at the small end. (Swift: Gulliver’s Travels.)   1

 Small Beer.Small Hours of the Morning (The). 


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