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 Caqueux.Caracal’la [long-mantle]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Car’abas.
 
He is a Marquis of Carabas. A fossil nobleman, of unbounded pretensions and vanity, who would fain restore the slavish foolery of the reign of Louis XIV.; one with Fortunatus’s purse, which was never empty. The character is taken from Perrault’s tale of Puss in Boots.   1
       
“Prêtres que nous vengeons
Levez la drine et partageons;
Et toi, peuple animal,
Porte encor le bât feodal… .
Chapeau bas! Chapeau bas!
Gloire au marquis de Carabas!”
       
Béranger, 1816.
 


 Caqueux.Caracal’la [long-mantle]. 

 
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