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Œil de Bœuf ()

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A large reception-room (salle) in the palace of Versailles, lighted by round windows so called. The ceiling, decorated by Van der Meulen, contained likenesses of the children of Louis XIV, (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries).

Les Fastes de lʹŒil de Bœuf. The annals of the courtiers of the Grand Monarque; anecdotes of courtiers generally. The œil de bœuf is the round window seen in entresols, etc. The ante-room where courtiers waited at the royal chamber of Versailles had these ox-eye windows, and hence they were called by this name.

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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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Odor Lucri (Latin)
Odorico (in Orlando Furioso)
Odour
Odour of Sanctity (In the)
Odrysium Carmen
Odur
Odyle
Odyssey
Œdipus
Œil
Œil de Bœuf (L)
Off (Saxon, of; Latin, ab, from, away)
Off-hand
Off his Head
Off the Hooks
Off with his Head! So much for Buckingham!
Offa’s Dyke
Og
Og
Oghams
Oghris

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