|Subject:||Re: Flur de li|
|Author:||Freddo (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|Date:||March 10, 2005 at 4:51:51 PM|
|Reply to:||Flur de li by Kenzie|
You mean Fleur-de-lis. This is a heraldic symbol made up of three petals.
It was used by the kings of France in their coats-of-arms.
In "The Three Musketeers" (Alexendre Dumas), Milady de Winter has a fleur-de-lis branded on her left shoulder because she was a murderess. Whether or not this was standard practice in France for marking the worst criminals, I don't know.
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