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 Villiers.Vincent (St.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Villoner. (French.)
 
To cheat. Villon was a poet in the reign of Louis XI., but more famous for his cheats and villainies than for his verses. Hence the word villoner, “to cheat, to play a rogue’s trick.” (Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 17; note by Molleux.)   1
 


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