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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bar’nabites (3 syl.).
 
An Order of monks, so called because the church of St. Barnabas, in Milan, was given to them to preach in. They are also called “Canons of St. Paul,” because the original society made a point of reading St. Paul’s Epistles.   1
 


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