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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dowgate Ward (London).
 
Some derive it from Dour (water), it being next to the Thames, at the foot of the hill; others say it is “Down-gate,” the gate of the down, dune, or hill, as Brighton Downs (hills), South-downs, etc.   1
 


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