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DUDLEY : Local. A town in Worcestershire, England, so called from the old English Dode-ley, the place of the dead, a burying-ground. Dodelig, in the Danish, signifies pale, death-like, mortal; so also the Dutch Doodelijk, and German Todlich, Duv-da-lethe, in the Gaelic and Celtic, which has been corrupted to Dudley, has the same signification.


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