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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Count de Trapani was the ninth child of Mary Isabel and Ferdinand II. of the two Sicilies. He married the Archduchess Mary, daughter of Leopold II., Grand Duke of Tuscany.   1
   N.B. Francis de Paul, usually called Louis-Emmanuel, Count of Trapani, was born in 1827.   2
   Trapa’ni. The Spaniards, in pitiless raillery of the Spanish marriages, called the trapos or dishclouts used by waiters in the cafés to wipe down the dirty tables trapani.   3



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