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 Cai’aphas.Cain’ites (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cain-coloured Beard.
 
Yellow, symbolic of treason. In the ancient tapestries Cain and Judas are represented with yellow beards. (See YELLOW.)   1
        “He hath but a little wee face, with a little yellow heard, a Cain-coloured beard.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, i. 4.
 


 Cai’aphas.Cain’ites (2 syl.). 

 
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