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 War’lock.Warm as a Bat. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Warm Reception (A).
 
A hot opposition. Also, a hearty welcome.   1
        “The Home Rule members are prepared to give the Coercion Bill a warm reception; Mr. Parnell’s followers will oppose it tooth and nail.”—Newspaper paragraph, May 19th, 1885.
 


 War’lock.Warm as a Bat. 

 
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