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 Cut up Rough (To).Cuthbert Bede. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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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