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Narrowdale Noon (Till)

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To defer a matter till Narrowdale noon is to defer it indefinitely. “Christmas is coming.” Ans., “So is Narrowdale Noon.” Your … was deferred or delayed, like Narrowdale Noon. Narrowdale is in Derbyshire. The Dovedale is a valley about three miles long, and nowhere more than a quarter of a mile broad. It is approached from the north by a “narrow dale,” in which dwell a few cotters, who never see the sun all the winter, and when its beams first pierce the dale in the spring it is only for a few minutes in the afternoon.

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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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