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Harley 4751 f. 30 Badgers
Badgers
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Description: Miniature of badgers, illustrating the text that when digging a hole, some badgers lie on their backs and pile earth which has been dug by other badgers onto their bellies; they then allow themselves to be dragged out of the hole backwards by a piece of wood held in their mouth. 
Origin: England, S. (Salisbury?) 


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