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Balafré

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Le [the gashed]. Henri, son of Francçois, second Duke of Guise. In the Battle of Dormans he received a sword-cut which left a frightful scar on his face (1550–1588). So Ludovic Lesly, an old archer of the Scottish Guards, is called, in Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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