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 Ladies’ Smocks.Læding. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ladies and Gentlemen.
 
Till 1808 public speakers began their addresses with “gentlemen and ladies;” but since then the order has been reversed.   1
 


 Ladies’ Smocks.Læding. 

 
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