Origin of cliche

Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 19 18:04:35 UTC 2006

I found it in NewspaperArchive ("The Daily Miner," Montana (quoted from Boston "Journal"), 1882). Seems a cliche there too.

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