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Inn (Anglo-Saxon)

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Chamber; originally applied to a mansion, like the French hôtel. Hence Clifford’s Inn, once the mansion of De Clifford; Lincoln’s Inn, the mansion of the Earls of Lincoln; Gray’s Inn, that of the Lords Gray, etc.

“Now, whenas Phœbus, with his fiery waine,

Unto his inne began to draw apace.”


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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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