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Daemon
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derring-do

Heroic, brave, or daring deeds or spirit, especially when referring to swordplay or other action-adventure scenarios. More...

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derring-do — Heroic, brave, or daring deeds or spirit, especially when referring to swordplay or other action-adventure scenarios.
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What's the origin of the phrase 'Derring-do'?

Derring-doWe now use 'derring-do' as a rather curious and archaic sounding two-part noun to describe 'ye olde' swordplay and the like. The use of the phrase was almost obligatory in any review of films starring the late Errol Flynn, who was surely the most audacious actor ever to swash a buckle. The fact that we come to have the word at all is actually due to a series of mistakes by a group of very eminent writers.
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derring-do — Heroic, brave, or daring deeds or spirit, especially when referring to swordplay or other action-adventure scenarios.
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Frederick E.Dixon can be deemed as an expert on "Derring-Do". In 1931 was published his book 'Derring-Do dahlias'. On page 36 he wrote about Saxon Chief (Derring-Do, 1929) as being a very attractive flower of 7½ size.

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I would have assumed this would be spelled "daring."

Thank you, TDF!

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