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Shaving

Bondmen were commanded by the ancient Gauls to shave, in token of servitude. In the Turkish seraglio the slaves are obliged to shave their chins, in token of their servitude.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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