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  • The shop-boys in the neighbourhood had long been in the habit of branding Noah in the public streets, with the ignominious epithets of ’leathers,’

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as in: racial epithet Define
an insulting or abusive word or phrase
as in: earned the epithet, "The Great" Define
a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

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