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 Clipper.Cli’quot (of Punch celebrity). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Clipping Pace (A).
Very fast. A clipper is a fast-sailing vessel.   1
        “Leaving Bolus Head, we scudded on at a clipping pace, and the skiff yielded so much to the breeze that Bury said we must reef the mainsail.”—W. S. Trench: Realities of Irish Life, chap. x

 Clipper.Cli’quot (of Punch celebrity). 

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