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Chien de Jean de Nivelle (Le)

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which never came when it was called, Jean de Nivelle was the eldest son of Jean II. de Montmorency, born about 1423. He espoused the cause of the Duke of Burgundy against the orders of Louis XI. and the wish of his father, who disinherited him. Bouillet says: Jean de Nivelle était devenu en France à cause du refus quʹil fit de répondre à lʹappel de son roi un objet de haine et de mépris; et le peuple lui donna le surnom injurieux de chien, de là le proverbe.

“Cʹest le chien de Jean de Nivelle

Qui sʹen fuit toujours quand on lʹappelle.

The Italians call this Arlotto’s dog.

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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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Chiar-oscuro [pronounce ke-ar-ros-ku-ro]
Chibiabos
Chibouque (A)
Chic
Chichivache
Chick-a-biddy (A)
Chicken (plural chickens)
Chicken of St. Nicholas (The)
Chicken-hearted
Chien
Chien de Jean de Nivelle (Le)
Child
Child of God (A)
Child of the Cord
Childe
Childe Harold
Children
Chilenos
Chilian
Chiliasts [kiliasts]
Chillingham Cattle

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Chien de Jean de Nivelle