Phrases and Names Their Origins and Meanings (Classic Reprint)

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Abbey Laird. An insolvent debtor who in former times sought the sanctuary of the precincts Of Holyrood Abbey against arrest.

Abbey Road. From the ancient abbey of the Holy Virgins of St John the Baptist in St John's Wood.

Abbotsford. The name given by Sir Walter Scott to his residence on the banks of the Tweed, from the poetical assumption that the abbots of Melrose must have forded the stream hereabouts in olden times.

A.b.c. Girls. Waitresses at the depots of the Aerated Bread Company Limited.

Aberdeen. From the Celtic aber, estuary, con?uence; the town at the mouth of the Dee.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Trench H. Johnson

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780331057201

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

Page Count - 395

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