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 Willow Pattern.Wil’mington, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Willy-nilly.
 
Nolens volens; willing or not. Will-he, nill-he, where nill is n’ negative, and will, just as nolens is n’-volens.   1
 


 Willow Pattern.Wil’mington, 

 
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