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 Within the Pale.Wit’tington. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Witney (Oxfordshire)
 
is the Anglo-Saxon Witen-ey, the island of Wisemen—i.e. of the Witenagemot or national parliament.   1
 


 Within the Pale.Wit’tington. 

 
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