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Meaning of a Trollope quotation about the "best dressed gentleman"

First off, this appears in an 1879 essay about the writer William Thackeray by Anthony Trollope. What it means is perhaps clearer in its original context: I hold that gentleman to be the best ...
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Meaning of "furnished with a pipe and a supply of cold without" in Trollope's "Orley Farm"

Cold without refers to Mr Moulder's drink: brandy mixed with unsweetened cold water. The Oxford English Dictionary has the following entry for cold without: colloquial. Brandy or spirits in cold ...
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Meaning of a Trollope quotation about the "best dressed gentleman"

I am a cricket fan and it is popular in that field to say of both wicketkeepers and umpires that they have had a good game if you don't notice them. That is to say that you tend to only notice them if ...
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What are "Himalaya Wines", in the "Last Chronicle of Barset"?

“Himalaya Wines” seems to be satirical. The Last Chronicle of Barset was first published in monthly installments starting in December 1866, only a few years after the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty of 1860 ...
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Meaning of "Rustum" in Trollope's "Orley Farm"

From the novel’s metaphorical context it would mean renowned perspicacious practitioners of the law . Rustum was indeed a legendary Persian warrior of great renown , and Trollope would probably ...
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Meaning of a Trollope quotation about the "best dressed gentleman"

I hold "I believe..." that gentleman to be the best dressed "...the gentleman who is best dressed..." Note that "gentleman" has two possible meanings. The first is a man with good manners and ...
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Meaning of "Rustum" in Trollope's "Orley Farm"

Rustum seems like a variant spelling of Rostam, and I am surprised that someone would not have heard of Rostam. Rostam or Rustam (Persian: رستم [rosˈtæm]) is a legendary hero in Persian mythology, ...
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