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Louvre [Paris]

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A corruption of Lupara, as it is called in old title-deeds.

Dagobert is said to have built here a hunting-seat, the nucleus of the present magnificent pile of buildings.

“Heʹll make your Paris Louvre shake for it.”


Shakespeare: Henry V, ii. 4.

Louvre. The tower or turret of a building like a belfry, originally designed for a sort of chimney to let out the smoke. (French, lʹouvert, the opening.)

Louvre boards in churches. Before chimneys were used, holes were left in the roof, called loovers or leuver holes. From the French lʹouvert (the open boards).

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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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Lothario
Lothian (Scotland)
Lotus
Lotus-eaters or Lotophagi
Loud Patterns
Loud as Tom of Lincoln
Louis (St.)
Louis Dix-huit
Louisiana
Loup
Louvre [Paris]
Louvre of St. Petersburg (The)
Love (God of)
Love-lock
Love-powders or Potions
Love and Lordship
Love in a Cottage
Love-in-Idleness
Love me, Love my Dog
Love’s Girdle
Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare)

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