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 Gene’va Bible.Gene’va Bull. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Geneva Bible (The).
The wine cup or beer pot. The pun is on Geneva, which is the synonym of gin. (Latin, bibo, I drink [gin].)   1
        “Eh bien, Gudyil, lui dit le vieux major, quelle diable de discipline? Vous avez déjà lu la Bible de Genève ce matin.”—Les Puritains d’Ecosse. part iii. chap. 2.

 Gene’va Bible.Gene’va Bull. 

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