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 Pet’rified (3 syl.).Pet’ronel. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Petrobrus’sians or Petrobrus’ians.
 
A religious sect, founded in 1110, and so called from Peter Bruys, a Provencal. He declaimed against churches, asserting that a stable was as good as a cathedral for worship, and a manger equal to an altar. He also declaimed against the use of crucifixes.   1
 


 Pet’rified (3 syl.).Pet’ronel. 

 
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