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 Edgar or Edgar’do.Edge Away (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Edge.
 
(Anglo-Saxon, ecg.)   1
   Not to put too fine an edge upon it. Not to mince the matter; to speak plainly.
        “He is, not to put too fine an edge upon it, a thorough scoundrel.”—Lowell.
   2
   To be on edge. To be very eager or impatient.   3
   To set one’s tecth on edge. To give one the horrors; to induce a tingling or grating sensation in one’s teeth, as from acids or harsh noises.
       
“I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree;
And that would set my teeth nothing on edge,
       
Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., iii. 1.
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 Edgar or Edgar’do.Edge Away (To). 

 
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