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 Gorlois,Goslings. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gosling.
 
A term applied to a silly fellow, a simpleton.   1
       
“Surprised at all they meet, the gosling pair,
With awkward gait, stretched neck, and silly stare,
Discover huge cathedrals.”
       
Cowper: Progress of Error, 379–81.
 


 Gorlois,Goslings. 

 
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