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 Cressell’e (2 syl.).Cress’ida, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cres’set.
 
A beacon-light; properly “a little cross.” So called because originally it was surmounted by a little cross. (French, croisette.)   1
 


 Cressell’e (2 syl.).Cress’ida, 

 
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