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 Fle’ta.Fleurs-de-Lys. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fleur-de-Luce.
 
A corruption of Fleur-de-Lis. (See FLAG.) In Italian the white iris is called fiordilisa. Made thus.   1
        “They may give the dozen white luces in their coat.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives, i. 1.
 


 Fle’ta.Fleurs-de-Lys. 

 
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