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Levʹant and Couchant


Applied to cattle which have strayed into another’s field, and have been there long enough to lie down and sleep. The owner of the field can demand compensation for such intrusion. (Latin, “levantes et cubantes,” rising up and going to bed.)

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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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Letters of Bellerophon
Letters of Horning
Letters of Junius
Letters of the Sepulchre
Lettre de Cachet (French)
Lettre de Jérusalem
Leucadia or Leucas
Leucippus (Greek, Leukippos)
Leucothea [White Goddess]
Levant and Couchant
Levant and Ponent Winds
Level Best
Level Down
Level Up (To)
Levellers. (April, 1649.)
Levellers (in Irish History)
Lever de Rideau