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Tête Bottée [Booted Head]

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The nickname of Philippe des Comines.

“You, Sir Philip des Comines, were at a hunting-match with the duke your master; and when he alighted after the chase, he required your services in drawing off his boots. Reading in your looks some natural resentment, he ordered you to sit down in turn, and rendered you the same office… . but … no sooner had he plucked one of your boots off than he brutally beat it about your head… . and his privileged fool Le Glorieux gave you the name of Této Bottée.”—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward, chap. xxx.

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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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Terrestrial Sun (That)
Terrible (The)
Terrier
Terry Alts
Tertium Quid
Terza Rima
Tesserarian Art
Tester
Tête-à-tête
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Th (Θ, theta)
⁂ T (τελεωσιζ)