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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dy’vour.
 
The debtor’s badge in Scotland (French, devoir, to own). Bankrupts were compelled to wear an upper garment, half yellow and half brown, with a parti-coloured cap. This law was abolished in the reign of William IV.   1
 


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