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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gutter Lane (London).
 
A corruption of Guthurun Lane, from a Mr. Guthurun, Goderoune, or Guthrum, who, as Stow informs us, “possessed the chief property therein.” (See GUTHRUM.)   1
   All goes down Gutter Lane. He spends everything on his stomach. The play is between Gutter Lane, London, and guttur (the throat), preserved in our word guttural (a throat letter).   2
 


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