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 Wyo’ming (3 syl.).Xan’thos [reddish yellow]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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on beer-casks indicates beer which paid ten shillings duty, and hence it came to mean beer of a given quality. Two or three crosses are mere trademarks, intended to convey the notion of twice or thrice as strong as that which pays ten shillings duty.   1
 


 Wyo’ming (3 syl.).Xan’thos [reddish yellow]. 

 
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