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 Lent Lily (The).Leod’ogrance, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lenten.
 
Frugal, stinted, as food in Lent. Shakespeare has “lenten entertainment” (Hamlet, ii. 2); “a lenten answer” (Twelfth Night, i. 5); “a lenten pye” (Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4).   1
       
“And with a lenten salad cooled her blood.”
       
Dryden: Hind and Panther, iii. 27.
 


 Lent Lily (The).Leod’ogrance, 

 
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