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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Purbeck (Dorsetshire).
Noted for a marble used in ecclesiastical ornaments. Chichester cathedral has a row of columns of this limestone. The columns of the Temple church, London; the tomb of Queen Eleanor, in Westminster Abbey; and the throne of the archbishop in Canterbury cathedral, are other specimens.   1


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