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 Philan’der (in Orlando Furioso).Philanthropist (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Philan’dering.
 
Coquetting with a woman; paying court, and leading her to think you love her, but never declaring your preference. The word is coined from Philander, the Dutch knight who coquetted with Gabri’na (q.v.).   1
 


 Philan’der (in Orlando Furioso).Philanthropist (The). 

 
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