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Northern Wagoner (The)


Ursa Major, calledCharles’s wain,” or wagon. The constellation contains seven large stars. “King Charles’s Wain” is absurd. “Charlesʹ Wain” is a blunder for the “Churlsʹ or Peasantsʹ Wain.”

By this the northern wagoner has set

His seven fold team behind the stedfast star [the pole-star].”

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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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North (Christopher)
North-east Passage (The)
North Side of the Altar (The)
North Side of a Churchyard
Northamptonshire Poet
Northern Bear
Northern Gate of the Sun
Northern Lights
Northern Wagoner (The)
Norway (Maid of)
Nose-bag (A)
Nose Literature
Nose Tax (The)
Nose of Wax (A)
Nose Out of Joint
Nosnot-Bocai [Bo-ky]