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 Busy as a Bee.Butcher Boots. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Butcher. Achmed Pasha was called djezzar (the butcher), and is said to have whipped off the heads of his seven wives. He is famous for his defence of Acre against Napoleon I.   1
   The Butcher. John, ninth lord Clifford, also called The Black, died 1461.   2
   The Bloody Butcher. The Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II. So called from his barbarities in suppressing the rebellion of the young Pretender.   3
   The Royalist Butcher. Blaise de Montlue, distinguished for his cruelties to the Protestants in the reign of Charles IX. of France (1502–1572).   4

 Busy as a Bee.Butcher Boots. 


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