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 Islands of the Blessed,Isle of Lanterns (The), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Isle of Dogs.
 
So called from being the receptacle of the greyhounds of Edward III. Some say it is a corruption of the Isle of Ducks, and that it is so called in ancient records from the number of wild fowl inhabiting the marshes.   1
 


 Islands of the Blessed,Isle of Lanterns (The), 

 
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