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Herring-pond

(The). The British Channel; the Atlantic, which separates America from the British Isles; the sea between Australasia and the United Kingdom, are all so called.

“He'll plague you now he's come over the herring-pond.” —Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering. chap. xxxiv.

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