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Lely

(Sir Peter), the painter, was the son of Vander Vaas or Faes, of Westphalia, whose house had a lily for its sign. Both father and son went by the nickname of Le-lys (the Lily), a sobriquet which Peter afterwards adopted as his cognomen.

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