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 Launfal (Sir).Lauras. (Greek, laura.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Laura,
 
the name immortalised by Petrarch, was either the wife of Hugues de Sade, of Avignon, or a fictitious name used by him on which to hang incidents of his life and love. If the former, her maiden name was Laura de Noves.   1
   Laura. Beppo’s wife. (See BEPPO.)   2
 


 Launfal (Sir).Lauras. (Greek, laura.) 

 
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