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Seven Sisters

Seven oulverins so called, cast by one Borthwick.

And these were Borthwick's `Sisters Seven,
And culverins which France had given;
Ill-omened gift' The guns remain
The conqueror's spoil on Flodden plain.

Sir Walter Scott: Marmion iv.

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