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 v. phr.— «“Depending on what time of year it is, they either bring out a paintbrush or a tar-brush,” says Bell, sighing wearily when Burns’s roll of dishonour is recited.» —“Once Burnt” by Geraldine Murray Scotland on Sunday Jan. 25, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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