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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Joseph (St.).
 
Patron saint of carpenters, because he was of the same craft. This is Joseph, husband of Mary, and the reputed father of Jesus.   1
   In Christian art Joseph is represented as an aged man with a budding staff in his hand.   2
 


 Joseph (A).Joseph Andrews. 

 
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