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 Guinea-hen.Guineapig (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guineapig (Stock Exchange term).
 
A gentleman of sufficient name to form a bait who allows himself to be put on a directors list for the guinea and lunch provided for the board. (See FLOATERS.)   1
 


 Guinea-hen.Guineapig (A). 

 
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