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Subject: Re: Flur de li
Author: Freddo   (guest,
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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