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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drake
 
means the “duck-king.” The old English word end means a duck, and end-ric becomes ’dric, drake. Similarly the German tauber-rich is a male dove, and ganse-rich, a male goose, or gander.   1
 


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