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Dublin (the Irish dubh-linn, the “black pool”)

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The chief part of the city stands on land reclaimed from the river Liffey or the sea.

True as the Deʹil is in Dublin city. (Burns: Death and Dr. Hornbook.) Probably Burns refers to the Scandinavian name Divelin, which suggested first Divel and then Devil or Deil.

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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 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
Duck’s Egg
Duck’s-foot Lane [City.]
Ducks and Drakes
Duckie

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