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Normandy

The Poles are the vintagers in Normandy. The Norman vintage consists of apples beaten down by poles. The French say, “En Normandie l'on vendange avee la gaule,” where gaule is a play on the word Gaul, but really means a pole.

The Gem of Normandy.
Emma, daughter of Richard I. (* -1052.)

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