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 ClioClipping Pace (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clipper.
 
A fast-sailing ship.   1
        “We shall have to catch the Aurora, and she has a name for being a clipper.”—A. C. Doyle: The Sign of Four, chap. x.
   She’s a clipper. Said of a stylish or beautiful woman. A first-class craft.   2
 


 ClioClipping Pace (A). 

 
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