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 Shambles means benchesShan Van Voght. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sham’rock,
 
the symbol of Ireland, because it was selected by St. Patrick to prove to the Irish the doctrine of the Trinity (Irish and Gaelic, seam-rog.)   1
   Shamrock. According to the elder Pliny, no serpent will touch this plant.   2
 


 Shambles means benchesShan Van Voght. 

 
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