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Triple Alliance

A treaty entered into by England, Sweden, and Holland against Louis XIV. in 1668. It ended in the treaty of Aixla-Chapelle. (See next page.)

A treaty between England, France, and Holland against Charles XII. This league was called the Quadruple after Germany joined it. (1717.)

A third (1789) between Great Britain, Holland, and Russia, against Catherine of Russia in defence of Turkey.

A fourth in 1883, between Germany, Italy, and Austria, against France and Russia.

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