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 Udal Tenure.Ugly. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
means hag-like. Mr. Dyer derives it from ouph-lic, like an ough or goblin. The Welsh hagr, ugly, would rather point to hag-lic, like a hag; but we need only go to the Old English verb ugge, to feel an abhorrence of, to stand in fear of. (Icelandic, uggligr, uggr, horror.)   1
“For tha paynes are so felle and harde … .
That lik man may ugge bothe yhowng and awide.”
Hampole, MS. Bowes, p. 189.

 Udal Tenure.Ugly. 


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