(Dirk). Also called “Jans Janson.” A Dutch smuggler
imprisoned with lawyer Glossin for kidnapping Henry Bertrand. During
the night Glossin contrived to enter the smuggler's cell, when a
quarrel ensued. Hatteraick strangled Glossin, and then hanged himself.
(Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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