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 Matthews’ Bible,Maudlin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Matthias (St.)
 
in Christian art is known by the axe or halbert in his right hand, the symbol of his martyrdom. Sometimes he is bearing a stone, in allusion to the tradition of his having been stoned before he was beheaded.   1
 


 Matthews’ Bible,Maudlin. 

 
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