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 Lame Duck (A),Lame Vicegerent (in Hudibras). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lame King.
 
A Grecian oracle had told Sparta to “Beware of a lame king.” Agesila’os was lame, and during his reign Sparta lost her supremacy.   1
 


 Lame Duck (A),Lame Vicegerent (in Hudibras). 

 
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