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Rossignol

(French). Rossignol d'Arcadie. A donkey; so called because its bray is quite as remarkable as the nightingale's song, and Arcadia is called the land of asses and fools. (See Fen Nightingale.)

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