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 Hogshead,Hoist. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hoi Polloi (The).
 
The poll-men in our Universities, that is, those who take their degrees without “honours.” The proletariat. (Greek, meaning “the many,” “the general.”)   1
 


 Hogshead,Hoist. 

 
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