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 Stowe (1 syl.).Stra’bo (Walafridus). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stowe Nine Churches.
 
A hamlet of Stowe, Northamptonshire. The tradition is that the people of this hamlet wished to build a church, and made nine ineffectual efforts to do so, for every time the church was finished the devil came by night and knocked it down again.   1
 


 Stowe (1 syl.).Stra’bo (Walafridus). 

 
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