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 One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin.Only (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Onion Pennies.
 
Roman coins dug up at Silchester; so called from one Onion, a giant, who, the country people say, inhabited the buried city. Silchester used to be called by the British Ard-Oneoni.e. Ardal Onion (the region of Einion or Onion).   1
 


 One Touch of Nature Makes the whole World Kin.Only (The). 

 
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