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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Naseby (Northamptonshire)
is the Saxon nafela (the navel). It is so called because it was considered the navel or centre of England. Similarly, Delphi was called the “navel of the earth,” and in this temple was a white stone kept bound with a red ribbon, to represent the navel and umbilical cord.   1


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