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 Jerome (St.).Jerry-built, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jeron’imo.
 
The chief character in the Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd. On finding his application to the king ill-timed, he says to himself, “Go by, Jeronimo,” which tickled the fancy of the audience so that it became for a time the current street jest.   1
 


 Jerome (St.).Jerry-built, 

 
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