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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Circumcised Brethren (in Hudibras).
 
They were Prynne, Bertie or Burton, and Bastwick, who lost their ears and had their noses slit for lampooning Henrietta Maria and the bishops.   1
 


 Circumcell’ians.Circumlocu’tion Office. 

 
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