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 Uncumber (St.),Under-spur-leather. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Un’der-cur’rent
 
metaphorically means something at work which has an opposite tendency to what is visible or apparent. Thus in the Puritan supremacy there was a strong under-current of loyalty to the banished prince. Both in air and water there are frequently two currents, the upper one running in one direction, and the under one in another.   1
 


 Uncumber (St.),Under-spur-leather. 

 
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