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 Leuh.Lev’ant and Ponent Winds. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lev’ant and Couchant.
 
Applied to cattle which have strayed into another’s field, and have been there long enough to lie down and sleep. The owner of the field can demand compensation for such intrusion. (Latin, “levantes et cubantes,” rising up and going to bed.)   1
 


 Leuh.Lev’ant and Ponent Winds. 

 
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