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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Da’is.
 
The raised floor at the head of a dining-room, designed for guests of distinction (French, dais, a canopy). So called because it used to be decorated with a canopy. The proverb “Sous le dais” means “in the midst of grandeur.”   1
 


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