Wednesday, 30 December 2009


No reason for this really, other than rather liking the sound of it:

roquelaure n a man's knee-length cloak worn in the 18c and early 19c. [Origin from French, after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656-1738)] Chambers, 1998

I can find very little information about the Duc online except a note on wikipedia saying that he shared his family's reputation for wit but was militarily incapable.
Perhaps that's why he spent his time getting cloaks named after him?

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