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 Dowgate Ward (London).Dowling (Captain). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dowlas (Mr.).
 
A generic name for a linendraper, who sells dowlas, a coarse linen cloth, so called from Doulens in Picardy, where it is manufactured.   1
 


 Dowgate Ward (London).Dowling (Captain). 

 
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