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Another name for a voyeur. [Named after a 13th-century English legend according to which Lady Godiva rode naked through the marketplace of Coventry in response to a promise from her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, that he would reduce taxes if she did so. In a later version of the legend, all the townspeople averted their eyes except a tailor called Tom, who was struck blind for his sin]

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