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Dyvour

The debtor's badge in Scotland (French, devoir, to own). Bankrupts were compelled to wear an upper garment, half yellow and half brown, with a parti—coloured cap. This law was abolished in the reign of William IV.

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