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Oignons d'Egypte

The flesh-pots of Egypt. Hence “regretter les oignons d'Egypte,” to sigh for the flesh-pots of Egypt, to long for luxuries lost and gone.

Je plume oignons.
I scold or grumble. Also peler des oignons in the same sense. A corruption of hogner, to scold or grumble.

Grifon.
Que fais-tu là

Braynault.
“Je plume ongnons.” La Quarte Journéc du Mistere de la Passion.

“Pas ne savoit ongnons peler.”

Villon: Baliade ii.

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