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 Auld Brig and New Brig,Auld Reekie. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Auld Hornie.
 
After the establishment of Christianity, the heathen deities were degraded by the Church into fallen angels; and Pan, with his horns, crooked nose, goat’s beard, pointed ears, and goats’ feet, was transformed to his Satanic majesty, and called Old Horny.   1
       
“O thou, whatever title suit thee,
Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie.”
       
Burns.
 


 Auld Brig and New Brig,Auld Reekie. 

 
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