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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Loathly Lady.
 
A lady so hideous that no one would marry her except Sir Gaw’ain; and immediately after the marriage her ugliness—the effect of enchantment—disappeared, and she became a model of beauty. Love beautifies.   1
 


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