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 Jarkman.Jarndyce v. Jarndyce. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jarnac.
 
Coup de Jarnac. A peculiar stroke of the sword by which the opponent is ham-strung. The allusion is to the duel between Jarnac and La Châteigneraie, on July 10th, 1547, in the presence of Henri II., when Jarnac dealt his adversary such a blow, from which he died.   1
 


 Jarkman.Jarndyce v. Jarndyce. 

 
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