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bottle imp

Origin of bottle imp
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Misery is a bottle-imp which you may put to your lips without going through the swing-doors of experience.

  • Magistrate: The witness has the bottle-imp in her mind, perhaps?

    Great Porter Square, v. 1 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

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