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 Dobbins (Humphrey).Doce’tes (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dobby’s Walk.
 
The goblin’s haunt or beat. Dobby is an archaic word for a goblin or brownie. (See Washington Irving’s Bracebridge Hall, ii. 183–6.) Dobby also means an imbecile old man.   1
        “The Dobby’s walk was within the inhabited domains of the Hall.”—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. x.
 


 Dobbins (Humphrey).Doce’tes (3 syl.). 

 
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