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Oswald’s Well

commemorates the death of Oswald, Christian king of Northumbria, who fell in battle before Penda, pagan king of Mercia, in 642.

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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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Ossian
Ostend Manifesto
Oster-Monath
Ostler
Ostracism
Ostrich
Ostrich Brains
Ostrich Eggs in Churches
Ostrich Stomachs
Ostringers, Sperviters, Falconers
Oswald’s Well
Othello (in Shakespeare’s tragedy so called)
Othello’s Occupation’s Gone (Shakespeare)
Other Day (The)
Othman, Osman, or Othoman
Otium cum Dig. [dignitate]
Otos
OTrigger (Sir Lucius)
Oui (French for “yes”)
Out
Out-Herod Herod (To)