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 Chasseurs de Vincennes (French).Chat de Beaugency (Le). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nid d’une souris dans l’oreille d’un chat. A mare’s nest. This French phrase is the translation of a line in Wynkyn de Worde’s Amusing Questions, printed in English in 1511. “Demand: What is that that never was and never will be? Response: A mouse’s nest in a cat’s ear.” (See MARE’S NEST.)   1

 Chasseurs de Vincennes (French).Chat de Beaugency (Le). 


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