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 Av’alanche (3 syl.)Avant Courier. (French, avant courrier.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Avalon.
 
An ocean island, where King Arthur resided and was buried. The word means “Apple island” (aval, apple; yn’, island); and it is generally thought to mean Glastonbury, a name derived from the Saxon glastn (green like glass).   1
 


 Av’alanche (3 syl.)Avant Courier. (French, avant courrier.) 

 
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