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 Evans (Sir Hugh).Evap’orate (4 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Evans (William).
The giant porter of Charles I., who carried about in his pocket Sir Geoffrey Hudson, the king’s dwarf. He was nearly eight feet high. (Died 1632.) Fuller speaks of him in his Worthies, and Sir Walter Scott introduces him in Peveril of the Peak.   1
        “As tall a man as is in London, always excepting the king’s porter, Master Evans, that carried you about in his pocket, Sir Geoffrey, as all the world has heard tell.”—Chap. xxxiii.

 Evans (Sir Hugh).Evap’orate (4 syl.). 


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