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Matthias (St.)

in Christian art is known by the axe or halbert in his right hand, the symbol of his martyrdom. Sometimes he is bearing a stone, in allusion to the tradition of his having been stoned before he was beheaded.

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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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Mathurin (St.)
Matilda
Matriculate
Matter-of-fact
Matter’s afoot (The)
Matterhorn
Matthew (St.)
Matthew Bramble
Matthew Parker’s Bible
Matthews Bible
Matthias (St.)
Maudlin
Maugis
Maugis dAygremont
Maugrabin (Heyraddin)
Maugys
Maul
Maul (The Giant)
Maul of Monks (The)
Maunciples Tale
Maunds (Royal)

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