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 Christmas Trees and MaypolesChristopher (St.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chris’tolytes [Kris’-to-lites].
 
A sect of Christians that appeared in the sixth century. They maintained that when Christ descended into hell, He left His soul and body there, and rose only with His heavenly nature.   1
 


 Christmas Trees and MaypolesChristopher (St.). 

 
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