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 Yule (1 syl.).Yule Swain (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Yule Log.
 
A great log of wood laid in ancient times across the hearth-fire on Christmas Eve. This was done with certain ceremonies and much merry-making. (Norwegian, juul, Christmas.)   1
       
“Ever at Yuletide, when the great log flamed
In chimney corner, laugh and jest went round.”
       
Aldrich: Wyndham Towers, stanza 5.
 


 Yule (1 syl.).Yule Swain (The). 

 
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