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Lely (Sir Peter)

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the painter, was the son of Vander Vaas or Faes, of Westphalia, whose house had a lily for its sign. Both father and son went by the nickname of Le-lys (the Lily), a sobriquet which Peter afterwards adopted as his cognomen.

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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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Legion
Legion of Honour
Legislator or Solon of Parnassus
Leglin-girth
Legree
Leibnitz-ism or Leibnitzian-ism
Leicester (pron. Lester)
Leicester Square (London)
Leigh (Aurora) (pron. Lee)
Leilah [Li-lah]
Lely (Sir Peter)
Leman (Lake)
Lemnian Deed (A)
Lemnian Earth
Lemnian Women (The)
Lemnos
Lemon Soles
Lemster Ore
Lemures
Lend a Hand
Length (A)