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 Woolwich Infant (The).Worcester College (Oxford), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Worcester (Woost’-er).
 
A contraction of Wicii-ware-ceaster (the camptown of the Wicii people). Ware means people, and Wicii was a tribe name.   1
 


 Woolwich Infant (The).Worcester College (Oxford), 

 
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