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Banbury “cheese—You,” THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, i. 1. 115. An allusion to the thinness of Slender,—Banbury cheese being a cream cheese, which was proverbially thin ( “The same thought occurs in Jack Drum's Entertainment, 1601: ‘Put off your cloathes, and you are like a Banbury cheese,—nothing but paring,’” STEEVENS) .

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