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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cressell’e (2 syl.).
 
A wooden rattle used formerly in the Romish Church during Passion week, instead of bells, to give notice of Divine worship. Supposed to represent the rattling in the throat of Christ while hanging on the cross.   1
 


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