The Nat That Walks By Herself (evilstorm) wrote in linguaphiles,
"Topping it the nob/knob"--Aubreyism or historical phrase? Thanks in advance.
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April 30 2014, 11:59:49 UTC 10 months ago

I don't know myself, but The Gunroom is a site dedicated to research and detailing all such things. If they don't have it listed, they'll be able to tell you.


April 30 2014, 15:19:10 UTC 10 months ago

I've never read Aubrey (couldn't get into it at all), but I have read Hornblower, Sharpe, Bolitho, Ramage and Delancey and the phrase doesn't ring any bells with me at all. I can't even guess at a meaning.