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 Saxon Castles.Saxon Duke (in Hudibras). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Saxon Characteristics (architectural).
(1) The quoining consists of a long stone set at the corner, and a short one lying on it and bonding into the wall.   1
   (2) The use of large heavy blocks of stone in some parts, while the rest is built of Roman bricks.   2
   (3) An arch with straight sides to the upper part instead of curves.   3
   (4) The absence of buttresses.   4
   (5) The use in windows of rude balusters.   5
   (6) A rude round staircase west of the tower, for the purpose of access to the upper floors.   6
   (7) Rude carvings in imitation of Roman work. (Rickman.)   7

 Saxon Castles.Saxon Duke (in Hudibras). 

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