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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skopts, Skopti, or White Doves,
 
A Russian religious sect who, taking Matt. xix. 12 and Luke xxiii. 29 as the bases of their creed, are all eunuchs, and the women are mutilated in a most barbarous manner, as they deem it a Christian grace not to be able to bear children. They are vegetarians and total abstainers. Origen was a Skopt in everything but name.   1
        “Look at the Mormons, the Skopts, the Shakers, the Howling Dervishes, the Theosophists, and the Fakirs.”—With the Immortals, vol. ii. p. 50.
 


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