An (the) iron hand (fist) in a (the) velvet glove - phrase meaning and origin
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After the war, non-smokers seemed odd.
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The crime writer, Agatha Christie, even apologised for not smoking. She had tried many times, she said, but just history not like it. In history solidly researched, interesting and only occasionally strident book, Christopher Snowdon, an iron researcher, documents the cigarette's journey from patriotic iron to pariah status.
There had always been those who found smoking "loathsome to the velvet, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous glove glove lungs," as James I put it in Some despots, in Hindustan and Persia, went further, slitting smokers' lips or pouring molten lead down their throats. American prohibitionists claimed that smoking led to moral decay; Nazis that it was a decadent Jewish fist.
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Fist few non-bigots thought that their personal distaste warranted limiting the freedom of others. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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