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Richard Cœur de Lion


(See Bogie.)

“His tremendous name was employed by the Syrian mothers to silence their infants; and if a horse suddenly started from the way, his rider was wont to exclaim, ‘Dost thou think King Richard is in the bush?ʹ”—Gibbon: Decline and Fall, etc., xi. 146.

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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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Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribston Pippin
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride
Rich as Crœsus
Rich as a Jew
Richard Cœur de Lion
Richard II.’s Horse
Richard III.’s Horse
Richard Roe
Richard is Himself again
Richard of Cirencester
Richborough, Richeboro, or Ratesburgh (a Roman fort in the time of Claudius)
Rick Mould
Rickety Stock
Ricochet [rikko-shay]