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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
White Brethren or White-clad Brethren.
 
A sect in the beginning of the fifteenth century. Mosheim says (bk. ii. p. 2, chap. v.) a certain priest came from the Alps, clad in white, with an immense concourse of followers all dressed in white linen also. They marched through several provinces, following a cross borne by their leader. Boniface X. ordered their leader to be burnt, and the multitude dispersed.   1
 


 White Bird (The).White Caps. 

 
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