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 Waldo,Walk (in Hudibras) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wales.
 
The older form is Wealhas (plural of Wealh), an Anglo-Saxon word denoting foreigners, and applied by them to the ancient Britons; hence, also, Corn-wall, the horn occupied by the same “refugees.” Wälschland is a German name for Italy; Valais are the non-German districts of Switzerland; the parts about Liège constitute the Walloon country. The Welsh proper are Cimbri, and those driven thither by the Teutonic invaders were refugees or strangers. (See WALNUT.)   1
 


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