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 Dee (Dr. John).Deer. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dee Mills.
If you had the rent of Dee Mills, you would spend it all. Dee Mills, in Cheshire, used to yield a very large annual rent. (Cheshire proverb.)
“There was a jolly miller
Lived on the river Dee;
He worked and sung from morn to night—
No lark so blithe as he;
And this the burden of his song
For ever used to be—
I care for nobody, no, not I
If nobody cares for me.’”
Bickerstaff: Love in a Village (1762).

 Dee (Dr. John).Deer. 


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