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 Gema’ra (g hard),Gems. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gemmagog.
 
Son of the giant Oromdon, and inventor of the Poulan shoes—i.e. shoes with a spur behind, and turned-up toes fastened to the knees. These shoes were forbidden by Charles V. of France in 1365, but the fashion revived again. (Duchat: Ouvres de Rabelais.)   1
   According to the same authority, giants were great inventors: Erix invented legerdemain; Gebbara, drinking healths; Gemmagog, Poulan shoes; Hapmouche, drying and smoking neats’ tongues; etc. etc.   2
 


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