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Leopards

So the French designate the English, because their heralds describe our device as a lion leopardé. Bertrand du Guesclin, the famous Breton, declared that men “devoyent bien honorer la noble Fleur-de-lis, plus qu'ils ne faisaient le félon Liépard.”

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