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Black Sheep and Lame Ducks

In Black Sheep and Lame Ducks, Albert Jack takes readers on a journey through the curious- and often bizarre-origins of hundreds of their favorite idioms and expressions.

Black Sheep and Lame Ducks


Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep

Albert Jack has become something of a publishing phenomenon, clocking up hundreds of thousands of sales with his series of bestselling adventures tracing the fantastic stories behind everyday phrases (Red Herrings and White Elephants), the ...

Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep


The Knickerbocker

No matter , howbeit , for legends like these , Of the ' goners ' erst met here for
frolic or fray ; But speak of the Bulls and the Bears , if you please , Blue Mondays ,
Lame - Ducks , and Black Sheep of to - day . V. Pray tell us what schemes are
now ...

The Knickerbocker


The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine

No matter , howbeit , for legends like these , Of the ' goners ' erst met here for
frolic or fray ; But speak of the Bulls and the Bears , if you please , Blue Mondays ,
Lame - Ducks , and Black Sheep of to - day . Pray tell us what schemes are now ...

The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine


A Monetary Manual for the Million: containing an account of the rise, progress, and present position of the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange, the Joint-Stock Bank and Discount Companies; with a review of Savings' Banks, etc

... spacious one in 1854— Conditions of Membership - Despotic authority
exercised by the Committee - How the black sheep of the body are punished—
Proclamation of “ Lame Ducks ” —The Black Board as instrument of tortureWhy it
was not ...

A Monetary Manual for the Million: containing an account of the rise, progress, and present position of the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange, the Joint-Stock Bank and Discount Companies; with a review of Savings' Banks, etc