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 Osmand.Osprey or Os’pray (a corruption of Latin ossifragus, the bone-breaker). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Osnaburg.
 
The Duke of York was Bishop of Osnaburg. Not prelate, but sovereign-bishop. By the treaty of Westphalia, in 1648, it was decreed that the ancient bishopric should be vested alternately in a Catholic bishop and a Protestant prince of the House of Luneburg. Frederick, Duke of York, was the last sovereign-bishop of Osnaburg. In 1803 the district was attached to Hanover, and it now forms part of the kingdom of Prussia.   1
   Osnaburg. A kind of coarse linen made of flax and tow, originally imported from Osnaburg.   2
 


 Osmand.Osprey or Os’pray (a corruption of Latin ossifragus, the bone-breaker). 

 
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