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 Or’deal (Saxon, great judgment),Order! 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ordeal.
 
It was a fiery ordeal. A severe test. (See above, No. 2.)   1
 


 Or’deal (Saxon, great judgment),Order! 

 
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