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 Foss (Corporal).Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Foss-way.
 
One of the four principal highways made by the Romans in England, leading from Cornwall to Lincoln. It had a foss or ditch on each side of it. (See ERMINE STREET.)   1
 


 Foss (Corporal).Fossa et Furca [pit and gallows]. 

 
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