To dine with Duke Humphrey

to go without dinner; - a phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said to be from the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner hour by a promenade near the tomb of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.
to go without dinner. See under Dine.

See also: Dine, Duke

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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