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 Noah’s Ark.Noakes (John) or John o’ Noakes. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Noah’s Wife [Noraida],
 
according to legend, was unwilling to go into the ark, and the quarrel between the patriarch and his wife forms a very prominent feature of Noah’s Flood, in the Chester and Townley Mysteries.   1
       
“Hastow nought herd, quod Nicholas, also
The sorwe of Noë with his felaschippe
That he had or he gat his wyf to schipe?”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 3,534.
 


 Noah’s Ark.Noakes (John) or John o’ Noakes. 

 
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