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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chawbacon (A).
 
An uncouth rustic, supposed to eat no meat but bacon.   1
        I myself knew a most respectable day-labourer, who had saved up enough money to keep himself in old age, who told me he never saw or touched any meat in his cottage but bacon, except once a year, and that was on club-day (1879). He never ate rabbit, game, chicken, or duck.
 


 Chauvin.Chawed up. 

 
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