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 Walkyries (The).Wall. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wall (The),
 
from the Tyne to Boulness, on the Solway Firth, a distance of eighty miles. Called—   1
   The Roman Wall, because it was the work of the Romans.   2
   Agricola’s Wall, because Agricola made the south bank and ditch.   3
   Hadrian’s Wall, because Hadrian added another vallum and mound parallel to Agricola’s.   4
   The Wall of Sevrus, because Severus followed in the same line with a stone wall, having castles and turrets.   5
   The Picts’ Wall, because its object was to prevent the incursions of the Picts.   6
   The wall of Antoni’nus, now called Graeme’s Dyke, from Dunglass Castle on the Clyde to Blackness Castle on the Forth, was made by Lollius Urbicus, legate of Antoninus Pius, A.D. 140. It was a turf wall.   7
 


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