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 Nothing.Nottingham (Saxon, Snotingaham, place of caves). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Notori’ety.
 
Depraved taste for notoriety:   1
   Cleom’brotos, who leaped into the sea. (See CLEOMBROTOS.)   2
   Emped’ocles, who leaped into Etna. (See EMPEDOCLES.)   3
   Heros’tratos, who set fire to the temple of Diana. (See DIANA.)   4
   William Lloyd, who broke in pieces the Portland vase. (1845.)   5
   Jonathan Martin, who set fire to York Minster. (1829.)   6
 


 Nothing.Nottingham (Saxon, Snotingaham, place of caves). 

 
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