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 Circumbendibus (A).Circumcised Brethren (in Hudibras). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Circumcell’ians.
 
A sect of the African Don’atists in the fourth century; so called because they rambled from town to town to redress grievances, forgive debts, manumit slaves, and set themselves up as the oracles of right and wrong. (Latin, circum-cello, to beat about.)   1
 


 Circumbendibus (A).Circumcised Brethren (in Hudibras). 

 
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