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Brewer's: Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur's knights, so called from the large circular table round which they sat. The table was circular to prevent any heart-sore about precedency. The number of these knights is variou…

Brewer's: Gawain

(g hard). (See Gauvaine.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894GawreyGavelkind A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related…

Brewer's: Gauvaine

or Gawain = Gau-wain (2 syl., g hard). Sir Gauvaine the Courteous. One of Arthur's kinghts, and his nephew. He challenged the Green Knight, and struck off his head; but the headless knight …

Brewer's: Lancelot du Lac

One of the earliest romances of the “Round Table” (1494). Sir Lancelot was the son of King Ban of Benwicke, but was stolen in infancy by Vivienne, called “La Dame du Lac,&…

Brewer's: Round Table

Made by Merlin at Carduel for Uter Pendragon. Uter gave it to King Leodegraunce, of Camelyard, and King Leodegraunce gave it to Arthur when the latter married Guinever, his daughter. It sea…

Brewer's: Calidore

(3 syl.). Sir Calidore is the type of courtesy, and hero of the sixth book of Spenser's Faërie Queene. He is described as the most courteous of all knights, and is entitled the “…

Brewer's: Loathly Lady

A lady so hideous that no one would marry her except Sir Gawain; and immediately after the marriage her ugliness- the effect of enchantment- disappeared, and she became a model of beauty. L…

Brewer's: Gawrey

(g hard). One of the race of flying women who appeared to Peter Wilkins in his solitary cave. (Robert Pultock: Peter Wilkins.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 18…

Brewer's: Gavelkind

(g hard). A tenure in Wales, Kent, and Northumberland, whereby land descended from the father to all his sons in equal proportions. The youngest had the homestead, and the eldest the horse …