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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Turnip-Garden (The).
So called by the Jacobites. George II. was called the “Turnip-hougher” [hoer], and his hiring of troops was spoken of as “selling the turnips,” or “trying to sell his roots.” Hanover at the time was eminently a pastoral country.   1

 Turning the Tables.Turnip Townsend. 

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