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Oignement de Bretaigne (French)

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A sound drubbing. Oignement is a noun corruptly formed from hogner. In Lyons boys called the little cuffs which they gave each other hognes.

“Frère Eleuthere a trenchoisons,

Et jʹay orgement de Bretaigne;

Qui garist de roigne et de taigne.”


Le Martyre de S. Denis, etc., p. 129.

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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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