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 Saint.St. Cecil’ia, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
St. Bees’ College (Cumberland),
 
situated on the bay formed by St. Bees’ Head, founded by Dr. Law, Bishop of Chester, in 1816. St. Bees’ was so called from a nunnery founded here in 650, and dedicated to the Irish saint named Bega. A “man of wax” is a “Bees’ man.”   1
 


 Saint.St. Cecil’ia, 

 
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