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Offa’s Dyke

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which runs from Beachley to Flintshire, was not the work of Offa, King of Mercia, but was repaired by him. It existed when the Romans were in England, for five Roman roads cross it. Offa availed himself of it as a line of demarcation that was sufficiently serviceable, though by no means tallying with his territory either in extent or position.

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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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Odyle
Odyssey
Œdipus
Œil
Œil de Bœuf (L)
Off (Saxon, of; Latin, ab, from, away)
Off-hand
Off his Head
Off the Hooks
Off with his Head! So much for Buckingham!
Offa’s Dyke
Og
Og
Oghams
Oghris
Ogier the Dane
Ogleby (Lord)
Ogres
OGroat
Ogygian Deluge
Oi Polloi

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