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nearer

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
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the nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat proverbial saying, late 14th century. Usages reflect both the belief that meat

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Subjects: History of English

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