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Dog and Duck

A public-house sign, to announce that ducks were hunted by dogs within. The sport was to see the duck dive, and the dog after it. At Lambeth there was a famous pleasure-resort so called, on the spot where Bethlehem Hospital now stands.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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