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Naseby (Northamptonshire)

is the Saxon nafela (the navel). It is so called because it was considered the navel or centre of England. Similarly, Delphi was called the “navel of the earth,” and in this temple was a white stone kept bound with a red ribbon, to represent the navel and umbilical cord.

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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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