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Maiden Town

i.e. a town never taken by the enemy. Edinburgh. The tradition is that the maiden daughters of a Pictish king were sent there for protection during an intestine war.

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