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Lincoln

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A contraction of Lindum-colonia. Lindum was an old British town, called Llyn-dune (the fen-town). If we had not known the Latin name, we should have given the etymology Llyn-collyne (the fen-hill, or hill near the pool), as the old city was on a hill.

The devil looks over Lincoln. (See Devil.)

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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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Limbus Fatuorum
Limbus Patrum
Limbus Puerorum
Limbus of the Moon
Lime Street
Limited Liability
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Limp
Lina
Lincoln
Lincoln College (Oxford)
Lincoln Green
Lincoln’s Inn
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
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Lindabridēs
Linden Tree (A)
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Line (The)

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