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Dovercot

or Dovercourt. A confused gabble; a Babel. According to legend, Dover Court church, in Essex, once possessed a cross that spoke; and Foxe says the crowd to the church was so great “that no man could shut the door.” The confusion of this daily throng gave rise to the term.

And now the rood of Dovercot did speak,
Confirming his opinions to be true.

Collier of Croydon.

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