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Wall (The)


from the Tyne to Boulness, on the Solway Firth, a distance of eighty miles. Called

The Roman Wall, because it was the work of the Romans.

Agricola’s Wall, because Agricola made the south bank and ditch.

Hadrian’s Wall, because Hadrian added another vallum and mound parallel to Agricola’s.

The Wall of Sevērus, because Severus followed in the same line with a stone wall, having castles and turrets.

The Pictsʹ Wall, because its object was to prevent the incursions of the Picts.

The wall of Antoniʹnus, now called Graeme’s Dyke, from Dunglass Castle on the Clyde to Blackness Castle on the Forth, was made by Lollius Urbicus, legate of Antoninus Pius, A.D. 140. It was a turf wall.

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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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