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Seven Sisters


Seven oulverins so called, cast by one Borthwick.

“And these were Borthwick’s Sisters Seven,

And culverins which France had given;

Ill-omened giftʹ The guns remain

The conqueror’s spoil on Flodden plain.”

Sir Walter Scott: Marmion iv.

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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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