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 Dudeism (3 syl.).Dud’man and Ramhead. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dudgeon (The).
 
The handle of a dagger, at one time made of box-wood root, called “dudgeon-wood;” a dagger with such a handle. Shakespeare does not say, “and on the blade o’ the dudgeon gouts of blood,” but “on the blade and dudgeon . .,” both blade and handle.   1
 


 Dudeism (3 syl.).Dud’man and Ramhead. 

 
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