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Land-damn, a misprint of O. Edd. in Wint. II, 1, 143, which has been productive of much misinterpretation and many improbable conjectures. According to some, it means to banish from the land; to others, to stop one's urine; to others still, to set breastdeep in the earth and thus cause to die of hunger. Hanmer conjectured land-damm, Farmer laudanum, Collier lamback etc. Perhaps we ought to read: would I knew the villain, I would -- Lord, damn him!*
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