Dedlock

(Sir Leicester). An honourable and truthful gentleman, but of such fossilised ideas that no “tongue of man” could shake his prejudices. (Charles Dickens: Bleak House.)

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