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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brissotins.
 
A nickname given to the advocates of reform in the French Revolution, because they were “led by the nose” by Jean Pierre Brissot. The party was subsequently called the Girondists.   1
 


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