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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Linspe (French, 2 syl.)
 
means a prince in slang or familiar usage. It comes from the inspector or monitor of the cathedral choir called the Spé or the Inspé (inspector), because he had to superintend the rest of the boys.   1
 


 Linsey-woolsy Million (The).Lion (as an agnomen). 

 
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