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 Last of the Troubadours.Lat’eran. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lat (El).
A female idol made of stone, and said to be inspired with life; the chief object of adoration by the Arabs before their conversion.   1
   Lt, at Somanat in India, was a single stone fifty fathoms high, placed in the midst of a temple supported by fifty-six pillars of massive gold. This idol was broken in pieces by Mahmood Ibn-Sabuktigeen, who conquered that part of India. The granite Lat, facing a Jain temple at Mudubidery, near Mangalore, in India, is fifty-two feet high.   2
        “The granite lt of Mudubidery, in India, is fifty-two feet high.”

 Last of the Troubadours.Lat’eran. 


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