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 Blood-thirsty.Bloody, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blood of the Grograms (The).
 
Taffety gentility; make-believe aristocratic blood. Grogram is a coarse silk taffety stiffened with gum (French, gros-grain).   1
        “Our first tragedian was always boasting of his being ‘an old actor,’ and was full of the ‘blood of the Grograms.’”—C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 200.
 


 Blood-thirsty.Bloody, 

 
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