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St. Cuthbert’s beads. Joints of the articulated stems of encrinites, used for rosaries. St. Cuthbert was a Scotch monk of the sixth century, and may be termed the St. Patrick of Great Britain. He is said to sit at night on a rock in Holy Island, and to use the opposite rock as his anvil while he forges the enʹtrochites (enʹ-tro-kites). (See Bead.)


“On a rock of Lindisfarn

St. Cuthbert sits, and toils to frame

The sea-born beads that bear his name.”

Scott: Marmion.

St. Cuthbert’s Stone. A granite rock in Cumberland.

St. Cuthbert’s Well. A spring of water close by St. Cuthbert’s Stone.

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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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Cut your Coat according to your Cloth
Cut a Dash
Cut and Dry
Cut and Run
Cut Away
Cut Capers (To)
Cut it Short
Cut of his Jib
Cut Short
Cut up Rough (To)
Cuthbert Bede
Cutler’s Poetry
Cutter’s Law
Cutty Pipe
Cutty Stool
Cyanean Rocks (The)

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