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 Orkborne (Dr.).Orlando. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Orkneys.
 
Either the Teutonic Orkn-cys (the water or islands of the whirlpool), in allusion to the two famous whirlpools near the Isle of Swinna; or else the Norwegian Orkeyjar (northern islands), the Hebrides being the Sudreyjar, or southern islands.   1
 


 Orkborne (Dr.).Orlando. 

 
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