Dryasdust

Dryasdust, a name of Sir Walter Scott's invention, and employed by him to denote an imaginary character who supplied him with dry preliminary historical details, and since used to denote a writer who treats a historical subject with all due diligence and research, but without any appreciation of the human interest in it, still less the soul of it.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Dryas * Dryburgh
Drummond, William
Drummond Light
Drury, Dru
Drury Lane
Druses
Drusus, M. Livius
Drusus, M. Livius
Drusus, Nero Claudius
Dryads
Dryas
Dryasdust
Dryburgh
Dryden, John
Dualism
Du Barry, Countess
Du Bellay
Dublin
Dubois, Guillaume
Dubois, Reymond
Dubois de Crancé
Dubourg

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Dryasdust in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable