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 Norma.Norna. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Normandy.
 
The Poles are the vintagers in Normandy. The Norman vintage consists of apples beaten down by poles. The French say, “En Normandie l’on vendange avec la gaule,” where gaule is a play on the word Gaul, but really means a pole.   1
   The Gem of Normandy. Emma, daughter of Richard I. (*-1052.)   2
 


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