Landiere

(French, 3 syl.). A booth in a fair; so called from Le Landit, a famous fair at one time held at St. Denis. Landit means a small present such as one receives from a fair.

Il gambadoit, il faisoit le badin;
Oncqon ne vit ung plus parfait landin.

Bourdigné: Légende, c. iii.

Mercure avec d'avides mains ...
Met impost et taxes nouvelles ...
Sur les landis, sur les estrennes.

L. Chamhoudry: Le Voyage de Mercure, bk. iii., p. 51 (1653).

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