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Olʹiver or Olivʹier

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Charlemagne’s favourite paladin, who, with Roland, rode by his side. He was Count of Genes, and brother of the beautiful Aude. His sword was called Hauteclaire, and his horse Ferrant dʹEspagne.

A Rowland for an Oliver. Tit for tat, quid pro quo. Dr. J. N. Scott says that this proverb is modern, and owes its rise to the Cavaliers in the time of the Civil wars in England. These Cavaliers, by way of rebuff, gave the anti-monarchical party a General Monk for their Oliver Cromwell. As Monk’s Christian name was George, it is hard to believe that the doctor is correct. (See Roland.)

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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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Oleum Adde Camino
Olibrius (An)
Olifaunt
Oligarchy [olly-gar-ky]
Olindo
Olio or Oglio
Olive
Olive Branches
Oliver
Oliver or Olivier
Olivetans
Olivia
Olla Podrida
Ollapod
Olympia (in Orlando Furioso)
Olympiad
Olympian Jove
Olympic Games
Olympus
OLynn (Brian)