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Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Posted by ESC on March 19, 2008 at 21:58:

In Reply to: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed posted by Loren on March 18, 2008 at 11:52:

: What is the origin of the phrase "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? When, why and how did it come about?

We have had previous discussions --
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