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Morte d'Arthur

complied by Sir Thomas Malory, from French originals; edited by Southey, the poet-laureate. The compilation contains The Prophecies of Merhn. The Quest of the St. Graal. The Romance of Si…

Sagramour le Desirus

A knight of the Round Table, introduced in the Morte d'Arthur, Lancelot du lac, etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SahibSagittary A B C D E F G H I …

Mort-safe

A wrought-iron frame to prevent dead bodies from being exhumed by resurrectionists. (See Notes and Queries, March 14th, 1891, p. 210.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Le Roi le Veut

(French, The king wills it.) The form of royal assent made by the clerk of parliament to bills submitted to the Crown. The dissent is expressed by Le roi s'avisera (the king will give it hi…

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen is the former president of the National Front (FN) party of France, and the youngest daughter of that party's founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen. She grew up in her father's political world, an…

Ursula K. Le Guin

Name at birth: Ursula KroeberAmerican author Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the more lauded science fiction authors of the 20th century, the author of The Earthsea Trilogy and The Left Hand of Darkness.…

Le Gallienne, Richard

Le Gallienne, Richard[1866-1947](4)Born at Liverpool, England, January 20, 1866. He was already a well-known poet, novelist, and critic when he took up his residence in the United States. In…

24 Hours of Le Mans

June 6-7, at Le Mans, France Officially the Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance and first held in 1923. Contested over the 8.451-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Listed are qualifying…

24 Hours of Le Mans

June 12-13, at Le Mans, France Officially the Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance and first held in 1923. Contested over the 8.451-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Listed are qualifyi…

John Le Carré

Name at birth: David John Moore CornwellJohn Le Carré is the nom de plume of David Cornwell, an English author of literary spy novels with labyrinthine plots and an air of disillusionment. While in t…