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 Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey.Drows 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drowning Men.
 
Drowning men càtch at straws. Persons in desperate circumstances cling in hope to trifles wholly inadequate to rescue or even help them.   1
 


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