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 Goosebridge.Goose Gibbie. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Goose Dubbs,
 
of Glasgow. A sort of Seven Dials, or Scottish Alsa’tia. The Scotch use dubbs for a filthy puddle. (Welsh, dwb, mortar; Irish, doib, plaster.)   1
        “The Guse-dubs o’ Glasgow: O sirs, what a huddle o’ houses, … the green middens o’ baith liquid and solid matter, soomin’ wi’ dead cats and auld shoon.”—Noctes Ambrosianæ.
 


 Goosebridge.Goose Gibbie. 

 
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