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Dryʹasdust (Rev. Dr.)

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A heavy, plodding author, very prosy, very dull, and very learned; an antiquary. Sir Walter Scott employs the name to bring out the prefatory matter of some of his novels.

“The Prussian Dryasdust … excels all other ‘Dryasdustsʹ yet known.”—Carlyle.

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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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Dry Blow (A)
Dry Goods (in merchandise)
Dry Lodgings
Dry-nurse
Dry Rot
Dry Sea (A)
Dry Shave (A)
Dry Style (of writing)
Dry Wine
Dryads
Dryasdust (Rev. Dr.)
Dualism
Dub
Dub Up!
Dublin (the Irish dubh-linn, the “black pool”)
Dubs
Ducat
Duchesne
Duchess
Duck
Duck Lane

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