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 Ogyg’ian Deluge.Oignement de Bretaigne (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Oi Polloi,
 
properly Hoi Polloi, (Greek.) The commonalty, the many. In University slang the “poll men,” or those who take degrees without “honours.”   1
 


 Ogyg’ian Deluge.Oignement de Bretaigne (French). 

 
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