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By a Papal enactment made in the middle of the ninth century, the figure of a cock was set up on every church-steeple as the emblem of St. Peter. The emblem is in allusion to his denial of our Lord thrice before the cock crew twice. On the second crowing of the cock the warning of his Master flashed across his memory, and the repentant apostle “went out and wept bitterly.”

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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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Wayzgoose
We
We Three
We Left Our Country for Our Country’s Good
Weak as Water
Weak-kneed Christian or Politician (A)
Weapon Salve
Wear
Weasel
Weather Breeder (A)
Weather-cock
Weather-eye
Weather-gage
Weather-glass (The Peasant’s)
Web of Life
Wed
Wedding Anniversaries
Wedding Finger
Wedding Knives
Wednesday
Weed of Worcester (The)