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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dry’asdust (Rev. Dr.).
 
A heavy, plodding author, very prosy, very dull, and very learned; an antiquary. Sir Walter Scott employs the name to bring out the prefatory matter of some of his novels.   1
        “The Prussian Dryasdust … excels all other ‘Dryasdusts’ yet known.”—Carlyle.
 


 Dry’ads.Du’alism. 

 
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