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 Defen’der of the Faith.Degen’erate (4 syl.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
De’ficit (Madame).
 
Marie Antoinette. So called because she was always demanding money of her ministers, and never had any. According to the Revolutionary song:
       
“La Boulangère a des ecus,
Qui ne lui content guère.”
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   (See BAKER.)   2
 


 Defen’der of the Faith.Degen’erate (4 syl.) 

 
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