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Flagelʹlants

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A sect of enthusiasts in the middle of the thirteenth century, who went in procession about the streets inflicting on themselves daily flagellations, in order to merit thereby the favour of God. They were put down soon after their appearance, but revived in the fourteenth century. Also called “Brothers of the Cross.”

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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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Fixt (The)
Flaccus
Flag. (Danish, flag.)
Flag, Flags
Flag Lieutenant (A)
Flag-officer
Flag-ship
Flag Signals
Flag’s Down (The)
Flag of Distress
Flagellants
Flam
Flamberge or Floberge
Flamboyant Architecture
Flame
Flaming
Flaming Swords
Flaminian Way
Flanders (Moll)
Flanders Babies
Flanders Mare (The)

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Flagellants