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Iceland Dogs

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Shaggy white dogs, once great favourites with ladies. Shakespeare mentions them (Henry V., ii. 1).

“Use and custome bath intatained … Iceland dogges curled and rough all over, which, by reason of the length of their heire make showe neither of face nor of body.”—Fleming: Of English Dogges (1576).

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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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Ibiis or Eblis
Ibraham
Icarian
Icaros
Ice
Ice-blink (The)
Ice-brook
Ice Saints or Frost Saints
Iceberg
Iceland Dogs
Ich Dien
Ichneumon
Ichor (I-kor)
Ichthus
Icon Basilike
Iconoclasts (Greek, “image breakers”)
Idæan Mother
Idealism
Idealists
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