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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grimwig.
 
A choleric old gentleman fond of contradiction, generally ending with the words “or I’ll eat my head.” He is the friend of Brownlow. (Dickens: Oliver Twist.)   1
 


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