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谢兰燕桂
Pinyin
xiè lán yàn guì
Explanation
Meaning
比喻能光耀门庭的子侄辈。
Context
谢兰,系“谢庭兰玉”之省称;燕桂,《宋史·窦仪传》载:“仪学问优博,风度峻整。弟俨、侃、偁、僖,皆相继登科。冯道与禹钧(窦仪父)有旧,尝赠诗,有‘灵椿一株老,丹桂五枝芳’之句,缙绅多讽诵之。”时称窦氏兄弟为燕山五龙。
 
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