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Gander-cleugh

Folly cliff; that mysterious land where anyone who makes a “goose of himself” takes up his temporary residence. The hypothetical Jedediah Cleishbotham, who edited the Tales of My Landlord, lived there, as Sir Walter Scott assures us.

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