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 Tenterhooks.Tenth Wave. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tenth Legion (The),
 
or the Submerged Tenth. The lowest of the proletariat class. A phrase much popularised in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by “General” Booth’s book, In Darkest England. (See SUBMERGED.)   1
 


 Tenterhooks.Tenth Wave. 

 
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