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Hangman’s Acre, Gains, and Gain’s Alley (London)

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in the liberty of St. Catherine. Strype says it is a corruption of “Hammes and Guynes,” so called because refugees from those places were allowed to lodge there in the reign of Queen Mary after the loss of Calais. (See also Stow: History, vol. ii.; list of streets.)

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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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Hangdog Look (A)
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Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Hanger (A)
Hanging
Hanging Gale (The)
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