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 Ruddock.Rudge (Barnaby). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ruddy-mane [Bloody-hand].
 
The infant son of Sir Mordant; so called because his hand was red with his mother’s blood. She had stabbed herself because her husband had been paralysed by a draught from an enchanted stream. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. ii. 1, 3.)   1
 


 Ruddock.Rudge (Barnaby). 

 
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