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Eleven Thousand Virgins

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Urʹsula being asked in marriage by a pagan prince, fled towards Rome with her eleven thousand virgins. At Cologne they were all massacred by a party of Huns, and even to the present hour “their bones” are exhibited to visitors through windows in the wall. Maury says that Ursula’s handmaid was named Undecimella, and that the legend of her eleven thousand virgins rose out of this name. (Légendes Pieuses.)

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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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Elephant
Elephant (The)
Elephant
Elephant Paper
Elephant and Castle
Elephanta
Elephantine
Eleusinian Mysteries
Elevation of the Host (The)
Eleven (Anglo-Saxon, andlefene, ænd = ain, lefene = lef, left)
Eleven Thousand Virgins
Eleventh Hour (At the)
Elf (plural, Elves, Anglo-Saxon, œlf)
Elf-arrows
Elf-fire
Elf-land
Elf-locks
Elf-marked
Elf-shot
Elfin
Elgin Marbles