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Lord Nigel Olifaunt of Glenverloch, on going to court to present a petition to King James I., aroused the dislike of the Duke of Buckingham; Lord Dalgarno gave him the cut direct, when Nigel struck him, and was obliged to seek refuge in Alsatia. After various adventureshe married Margaret Ramsay, the watchmaker’s daughter. (Sir Walter Scott: Fortunes of Nigel.)

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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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