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 Caledon.Calembour (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Caledo’nia.
 
Scotland. A corruption of Celyddon, a Celtic word meaning “a dweller in woods and forests.” The word Celt is itself a contraction of the same word (Celyd), and means the same thing.   1
       
“Sees Caledonia in romantic view.”
       
Thomson.
       
“O Caledonia, stern and wild,
Meet nurse for a poetic child.”
       
Sir W. Scott: Lay of the Last Minstrel.
 


 Caledon.Calembour (French). 

 
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