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GUEST,^&* Launch of Len Graham's book on Joe Holmes (35) RE: Launch of Len Graham's book on Joe Holmes 12 Oct 10


Partridge's Dictionary of Historical Slang gives for "barber's clerk"
1. A person overdressed: from ca. 1830 esp. among mechanics and artisans....
2. Hence, a well-groomed seaman not much use at his job.


Closer to home, of course, it turns up in some versions of "Dublin Jack-of-all-trades"!


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