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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bore (in pugilistic language)
is one who bears or presses on a man so as to force him to the ropes of the ring by his physical weight; figuratively, one who bears or presses on you by his pertinacity.   1
        “All beggars are liable to rebuffs, with the certainty besides of being considered bores.”—Prince Albert, 1859.


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