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 Per Saltum (Latin).Perceval (Sir), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Perce’forest (King).
 
A prose romance, printed at Paris in 1528, and said to have been discovered in a cabinet hid in the massive wall of an ancient tower on the banks of the Humber, named Burtimer, from a king of that name who built it. The MS. was said to be in Greek, and was translated through the Latin into French.   1
   It is also used for Perceval, an Arthurian knight, in many of the ancient romances.   2
 


 Per Saltum (Latin).Perceval (Sir), 

 
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