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Catharine of Russia

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A sutler. When Czar Peter wished to marry her, it was needful to make her of noble birth; so a private person was first converted into her brother, and then into a great lord by birth. Hence Catharine, being the sister of a “great lord,” was made fit to be the wife of the Czar. (De Cusine Russia, chap. iv.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Catch-word
Catechumen [katy-kumen]
Cater-cousin
Caterpillars
Caterwauling
Catgut
Catgut Scraper (A)
Cathari
Catharine
Catharine (Knights of St)
Catharine of Russia
Catharine Theot (1725–1795)
Catharine Wheel (A)
Catharine Wheels
Catharine-wheel Politicians
Catharine-wheel Republics
Catharists
Cathay
Cathedræ Molles (Latin)
Cathedrals of the Old Foundation
Catherans