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 Under which King, Bezonian?Undine’ (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Underwriter.
 
An underwriter at Lloyds. One who insures a ship or its merchandise to a stated amount. So called because he writes his name under the policy.   1
 


 Under which King, Bezonian?Undine’ (2 syl.). 

 
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