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Lia-fail (of Ireland)


The Fatalé Marmor or Stone of Destiny. On this stone the ancient Irish kings sat at their coronation, and according to tradition, wherever that stone might be the people there would be dominant. It was removed to Scone; and Edward removed it from Scone Abbey to London. It is kept in Westminster Abbey under the royal throne, on which the English sovereigns sit at their coronation. (See Coronation Chair, Scone.)

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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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Lewd (Anglo-Saxon, leóde)
Lewis (Monk)
Lewis Baboon
Lewkner’s Lane
Lex non Scripta
Lex Talionis (Latin)
Leyden Jar or Phial
Leze Majesty
Lia-fail (of Ireland)
Liar (The)
Liber Albus
Liber Niger or The Black Book of the Exchequer
Liberal Arts
Liberal Unionists or Tory Democrats
Liberal Unionists
Liberator (The)

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