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 Dutch Courage.Dutch Gold. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dutch Gleek.
Tippling. Gleek is a game, and the phrase means the game loved by Dutchmen is drinking.   1
        “Nor could be partaker of any of the good cheer except it were the liquid part of it, which they call ‘Dutch Gleek.’”—Gayton.

 Dutch Courage.Dutch Gold. 

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