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 Cut up Rough (To).Cuthbert Bede. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cuthbert.
 
St. Cuthbert’s beads. Joints of the articulated stems of encrinites, used for rosaries. St. Cuthbert was a Scotch monk of the sixth century, and may be termed the St. Patrick of Great Britain. He is said to sit at night on a rock in Holy Island, and to use the opposite rock as his anvil while he forges the en’trochites (en’-tro-kites). (See BEAD.)   1
       
“On a rock of Lindisfarn
       
St. Cuthbert sits, and toils to frame
The sea-born beads that bear his name.”
       
Scott: Marmion.
   St. Cuthbert’s Stone. A granite rock in Cumberland.   2
   St. Cuthbert’s Well. A spring of water close by St. Cuthbert’s Stone.   3
 


 Cut up Rough (To).Cuthbert Bede. 

 
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