E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Le [the gashed]. Henri, son of Francçois, second Duke of Guise. In the Battle of Dormans he received a sword-cut which left a frightful scar on his face (15501588). So Ludovic Lesly, an old archer of the Scottish Guards, is called, in Sir Walter Scotts Quentin Durward.