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 Chris’tolytes [Kris’-to-lites].Chronicle Small Beer (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Christopher (St.).
 
The giant carried a child over a brook, and said, “Chylde, thou hast put me in grete peryll. I might bere no greater burden.” To which the child answered, “Marvel thou nothing, for thou hast borne all the world upon thee, and its sins likewise.” This is an allegory: Christopher means Christ-bearer; the child was Christ, and the river was the river of death.   1
 


 Chris’tolytes [Kris’-to-lites].Chronicle Small Beer (To). 

 
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