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 Lina.Lincoln College (Oxford). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lincoln.
 
A contraction of Lindum-colonia. Lindum was an old British town, called Llyn-dune (the fen-town). If we had not known the Latin name, we should have given the etymology Llyn-collyne (the fen-hill, or hill near the pool), as the old city was on a hill.   1
   The devil looks over Lincoln. (See DEVIL.)   2
 


 Lina.Lincoln College (Oxford). 

 
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