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Flaming

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Superb, captivating, attractive. The French flambant. This word was originally applied to those persons who dressed themselves in rich dresses “flaming” with gold and silver thread. We now speak of a “flaming advertisement,” etc.

“Le velour, trop commun en France,

Sous toy reprend son vieil honneur,

Tellement que ta remontrance

Nous a fait voir la différence

Du valet et de son Seigneur,

Et du muguet chargé de soye

Qui à tes princes sʹesgaloit,

Et riche en draps de soye, alloit

Faisant flamber toute la voye.”


Ronsard: Au Roy Henri II. (1546.)

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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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