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Downy Cove (A)

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A knowing fellow, up to every dodge. On the “lucus a non lucendo” principle, contraries are often substituted in slang and facetious phrases. (See Lucus a non Lucendo.)

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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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