Diable

(Le). Olivier Ledain, the tool of Louis XI., and once the king's barber. So called because he was as much feared as his Satanic Majesty, and even more disliked. (Hanged 1484.)

Robert le Diable.
Meyerbeer's grand opera. (See Robert.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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