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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dog and Duck.
A public-house sign, to announce that ducks were hunted by dogs within. The sport was to see the duck dive, and the dog after it. At Lambeth there was a famous pleasure-resort so called, on the spot where Bethlehem Hospital now stands.   1


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