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Dowlas (Mr.)

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A generic name for a linendraper, who sells dowlas, a coarse linen cloth, so called from Doulens in Picardy, where it is manufactured.

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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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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
Down to the Ground
Down - hearted
Down Town
Down-trod
Downfall (A)