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Dovercot or Dovercourt

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A confused gabble; a Babel. According to legend, Dover Court church, in Essex, once possessed a cross that spoke; and Foxe says the crowd to the church was so greatthat no man could shut the door.” The confusion of this daily throng gave rise to the term.        

“And now the rood of Dovercot did speak,

Confirming his opinions to be true.”

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Collier of Croydon.

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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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