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Order of the Cockle

Created by St. Louis in 1269, in memory of a disastrous expedition made by sea for the succour of Christians. Perrot says it scarcely survived its foundation.

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