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Ampoulle

(Sainte). The jug or bottle containing oil used in anointing the kings of France, and said to have been brought from heaven by a dove for the coronation service of St. Louis. It was preserved at Rheims till the first Revolution, when it was destroyed.

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