Lincoln

A contraction of Lindumcolonia. Lindum was an old British town, called Llyn-dune (the fen-town). If we had not known the Latin name, we should have given the etymology Llyn-collyne (the fen-hill, or hill near the pool), as the old city was on a hill.

The devil looks over Lincoln.
(See Devil.)

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