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 Moonstone.Moors. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Moor-slayer or Mata-moros.
 
A name given to St. James, the patron-saint of Spain, because in almost all encounters with the Moors he came on his white horse to the aid of the Christians. So, at least, it is said.   1
 


 Moonstone.Moors. 

 
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