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 Cal’umet [the peace - pipe].Calvary Clover 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cal’vary [bare skull], Gol’gotha [skull].
 
The place of our Lord’s crucifixion; so called from some fanciful resemblance which it bore to a human skull. The present church of “the Holy Sepulchre” has no claim to be considered the site thereof; it is far more likely that the “mosque of Omar,” or the dome of the rock, occupies the real site.   1
   A Calvary. A representation of the successive scenes of the Passion of Christ in a series of pictures, etc., in a church. The shrine containing the representations.   2
 


 Cal’umet [the peace - pipe].Calvary Clover 

 
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