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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drinking at Freeman’s Quay,
 
that is, drinking gratis. At one time, all porters and carmen calling at Freeman’s Quay, near London Bridge, had a pot of beer given them gratis.   1
 


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