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Aldingar

(Sir) Steward of Queen Eleanor, wife of Henry II. He impeached her fidelity, and submitted to a combat to substantiate his charge; but an angel, in the shape of a child, established the queen's innocence. —Percy's Reliques.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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