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 Stephen.Stephens (Joanna) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stephen’s Bread (St.).
 
Stones. Fed with St. Stephen’s bread. Stoned. In French, “Miches de St. Etienne.” In Italian, “Pan di St. Stefano.” Of course the allusion is to the stoning of Stephen.   1
 


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