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 Der’rick.Desdemo’na (in Shakespeare’s Othello). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Der’wentwa’ter.
 
Lord Derwentwater’s lights. The Auro’ra borea’lis; so called from James, Earl of Derwentwater, beheaded for rebellion February 24th, 1716. It is said that the northern lights were unusually brilliant on that night.   1
 


 Der’rick.Desdemo’na (in Shakespeare’s Othello). 

 
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