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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lapet (Mons.).
The beau-ideal of poltroonery. He would think the world out of joint if no one gave him a tweak of the nose or lug of the ear. (Beaumont and Fletcher: Nice Valor, or the Passionate Madman.)   1
        Mons. Lapet was the author of a book on the punctilios of duelling.


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