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When Dover and Calais meeti.e. never.

A jack of Dover. A “jack” is a small drinking vessel made of waxed leather, and a “jack of Dover” is a bottle of wine made up of fragments of opened bottles. It is customary to pour the refuse into a bottle, cork it up, and sell it as a fresh bottle. This is called dovering, a corruption of do-over, because the cork is done over with wax or resin.        

Many a jack of Dover hast thou sold.”

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Chaucer: Coke’s Prologue.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Douglas
Douglas Tragedy (The)
Douse the Glim
Dousterswivel
Dout
Dove
Dove (The)
Doves Dung
Dover (A)
Dover
Dovers (Stock Exchange term)
Dovercot or Dovercourt
Dovetail
Dowgate Ward (London)
Dowlas (Mr.)
Dowling (Captain)
Down
Down in the Dumps
Down on Him (To be)
Down on his Luck