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witticism
used in Middlemarch

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a clever, funny remark
  • His name was John Raffles, and he sometimes wrote jocosely W.A.G. after his signature, observing when he did so, that he was once taught by Leonard Lamb of Finsbury who wrote B.A. after his name, and that he, Raffles, originated the witticism of calling that celebrated principal Ba-Lamb.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (86% in)

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