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The cook in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. “He cowde roste, sethe, broille, and frie. Make mortreux, and wel bake a pye;” but Herry Bailif, the host, said to him—

“Now telle on, Roger, and loke it he good;

For many a Jakk of Dover hastow sold.

That hath be twyës hoot and twyës cold.”

Verse 4343.

Roger Bontemps. (See Bontemps.)

The Jolly Roger. The black flag, the favourite ensign of pirates.

“Set all sail, clear the deck, stand to quarters, up with the Jolly Roger!”—Sir Walter Scott: The Pirate, chap. xxxi.

Roger of Bruges. Roger van der Weyde, painter. (1455–1529.)

Roger de Coverley. A dance invented by the great-grandfather of Roger de Coverley, or Roger of Cowley, near Oxford. Named after the squire described in Addison’s Spectator.

Roger of Hoveden or Howden, in Yorkshire, continued Bede’s History from 732 to 1202. The reigns of Henry II. and Richard I. are very fully given. The most matter-of-fact of all our old chroniclers; he indulges in no epithets or reflections.

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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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Rodolpho (Count)
Rodrigo [Rod-ree-go] or Roderick
Rogation Days
Rogation Week
Rogel of Greece
Rogero, Ruggiero, or Rizieri
Rogue Ingrain (A)
Roi Panade [King of Slops]
Roland de Vaux (Sir)
Rolandseck Tower
Rolls [Chancery Lane, London]
Rolling Stone
Rollrich or Rowldrich Stones

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