- skip - Brewer’s

Lamʹourette’s Kiss

.

On July 7th, 1792, the Abbé Lamourette induced the different factions of the Legislative Assembly of France to lay aside their differences; so the deputies of the Royalists, Constitutionalists, Girondists, Jacobins, and Orleanists rushed into each other’s arms, and the king was sent for to see “how these Christians loved one another;” but the reconciliation was hollow and unsound. The term is now used for a reconciliation of policy without abatement of rancour.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Lame Vicegerent (in Hudibras)
Lamerock (Sir)
Lamia
Lammas
Lammas Day (August 1st)
Lammas-tide
Lammer Beads
Lammermoor
Lamming (A)
Lamminin, Lamkin, Linkin
Lamourette’s Kiss
Lamp
Lamp of Heaven (The)
Lamp of Phœbus (The)
Lamp of the Law (The)
Lamps
Lampadion
Lampoon
Lampos and Phaeton
Lancashire Lads or “The Lancashire.”
Lancaster