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 Dull as Ditch-water.Dum Sola (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dulness.
 
King of dulness. Colley Cibber, poet laureate after Eusden.
       
“‘God save king Cibber!’ mounts in every note… .
So when Jove’s block descended from on high… .
Loud thunder to the bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked, ‘God save king Log!’”
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Pope: Dunciad, book i.
 


 Dull as Ditch-water.Dum Sola (Latin). 

 
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