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Vanoc

Son of Merlin, one of Arthur's Round-Table Knights.

Young Vanoc of the beardless face
(Fame spoke the youth of Merlin's race),
O'erpowered at Gyneth's footstool, bled,
His heart's blood dyed her sandals red.

Sir Walter Scott: Bridal of Triermain, ii. 25.

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