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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Golden Girdle.
 
Louis VIII. made an edict that no courtesan should be allowed to wear a golden girdle, under very severe penalty. Hence the proverb, Bonne renommé vault mieux que ceinture dorée. (See GIRDLE.)   1
 


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