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 Dutch Auction.Dutch Comfort. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dutch Clocks,
 
i.e. German clocks, chiefly made in the Black Forest. As many as 180,000 are exported annually from Friburg. (German, Deutsch, German.)
       
“A woman, that is like a German clock,
Still a-repairing, ever out of frame,
And never going aright.”
       
Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost, iii. 1.
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 Dutch Auction.Dutch Comfort. 

 
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