Punch,  34 (1858), 151.

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    Discusses the confusion of one of its rural correspondents over the use of 'limbs' in descriptions of the sun and moon. While accepting that the sun and moon have 'eyes, nose, and mouth', as shown on pub signs, he thinks those who assert that the celestial bodies have limbs 'have not [...] a leg to stand on'.

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