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 North (Christopher).North-east Passage (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
North.
 
He’s too far north for me. Too canny, too cunning to be taken in; very hard in making a bargain. The inhabitants of Yorkshire are supposed to be very canny, especially in driving a bargain.   1
 


 North (Christopher).North-east Passage (The). 

 
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