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Daʹis

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The raised floor at the head of a dining-room, designed for guests of distinction (French, dais, a canopy). So called because it used to be decorated with a canopy. The proverb “Sous le dais” means “in the midst of grandeur.”

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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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