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joint-stool ( “join'd-stool,” Cambridge ) — “A,” THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, ii. 1. 197. An allusion to the proverbial expression, “Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool,” King Lear, iii. 6. 51. It is given by Ray, Proverbs, p. 202, ed. 1768.

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