The Nat That Walks By Herself (evilstorm) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Nat That Walks By Herself

"Topping it the nob/knob"--Aubreyism or historical phrase? Thanks in advance.
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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.
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.