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were formerly buried ignominiously on the high-road, with a stake thrust through their body, and without Christian rites. (Chambers: Encyclopœdia, lx. p. 184, col. 1.)

“They buried Ben at four cross roads,

With a stake in his inside.”


Hood: Faithless Nelly Gray.

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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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Suds (Mrs.)
Suffolk
Suffrage
Sugar-candy
Sugar-lip
Sugar and Honey
Sugared Words
Sui Generis (Latin)
Sui Juris
Suicides
Suisse
Suit
Suit of Dittos (A)
Sullt [starvation]
Sultan of Persia
Sultan’s Horse, Deadly (The)
Sultana
Summa Diligentia
Summer
Summer King (The)