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Perilous Castle

The castle of Lord Douglas was so called in the reign of Edward I., because good Lord Douglas destroyed several English garrisons stationed there, and vowed to be revenged on anyone who should dare to take possession of it. Sir Walter Scott calls it “Castle Dangerous.” (See Introduction of Castle Dangerous.)

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