E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Patricks Grave (St.),
in the yard of Downpatrick cathedral. The visitor is shown a spot where some of the mould has been removed, and is told that pilgrims take away a few grains as a charm, under the belief that the relic will insure good health, and help to atone for sin.