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This week's theme: eponyms.
Simon Legree (SY-muhn li-GREE) noun
A harsh taskmaster.
[After Simon Legree, a brutal slave owner in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"In Brutal Bosses and Their Prey (1996, Riverhead Books), Harvey Hornstein identifies six variations on Simon Legree." Sal Marino; Brutal Bosses From Hell; Industry Week; Jun 22, 1998.
Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)