Knight of the Woful Countenance. The title given by Sancho Panza to Don Quixote. (Bk. iii. chap. v.) After his challenge of the two royal lions (pt. ii. bk. i. chap. xvii.), the adventurer called himself Knight of the Lions.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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