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Uganda (international car registration)
Word Origin
from E(ast) A(frica) U(ganda)
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  • "I wanted to borrow some eau de Cologne for my lady," said Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • "Give her the eau de Cologne," said the countess to her maid.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • "I went to borrow some eau de Cologne, my lady," replied Burden.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • No eau de Cologne on the bureau, no camphor on the mantel-shelf.

    That Affair Next Door Anna Katharine Green
  • “Flaçon,” said Charlotte, showing him the eau de Cologne bottle.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
  • He'd not be expectin' a stable to be scented with eau de cologne, would he?

    Cleek, the Master Detective

    Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Winnie, lend me your bottle of eau de Cologne, that's a dear.

  • Mrs. Thornton bathed Margaret's temples with eau de Cologne.

    North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Word Origin and History for eau

French for "water," from Old French eue (12c.), from Latin aqua (see aqua-). In various combinations such as eau de vie "brandy" (1748), literally "water of life;" eau de toilette (1907). For eau de Cologne see cologne.

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