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 Granary of Europe.Grand (French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Marquis of Granby. A public-house sign in honour of John Manners, Marquis of Granby, a popular English general (1721–1770).   1
   The Times says the old marquis owes his sign-board notoriety “partly to his personal bravery and partly to the baldness of his head. He still presides over eighteen public-houses in London alone.”   2
   Old Weller, in Pickwick, married the hostess of the “Marquis of Granby” at Dorking.   3

 Granary of Europe.Grand (French). 


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