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 North.North Side of the Altar (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
North-east Passage (The).
A way to India from Europe round the north extremit of Asia. It had been often attempted even in the 16th century. Hence Beaumont and Fletcher.   1
“That everlasting cassock, that has worn
As many servants out as the North-east Passage
Has consumed sailors.”
The Tamer Tamed, ii. 2

 North.North Side of the Altar (The). 


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