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Nosʹnot-Boʹcai [Boʹ-ky]

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Prince of Purgatory. Purgatory is the “realm of Nosnot-Bocai.”

Sir, I last night received command

To see you out of Fairy land,

Into the realm of Nosnot-Bocai;

But let not fear or sulphur choak-ye,

For he’s a fiend of sense and wit.”


King: Orpheus and Eurydice.

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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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Nose Literature
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Nose of Wax (A)
Nose Out of Joint
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Nosnot-Bocai [Bo-ky]
Nostradamus (Michael)
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Not
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Not Worth a Straw
Not Worth Your Salt
Notables (in French history)
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