Mother of Parliaments
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the Mother of Parliaments the British Parliament: the model and creator of many other Parliaments
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for Mother of Parliaments
C19: first used of England in 1865 by John Bright (1811–89), British Liberal statesman
Words nearby Mother of Parliaments
mother-naked, Mother Nature, mother of, mother of coal, Mother of God, Mother of Parliaments, mother-of-pearl, mother-of-pearl moth, Mother of Satan, mother of the chapel, mother-of-thousands
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