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 Curses.Cursitor (Latin, clericus de cursu). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle,
 
is reading the anathema in the church, then closing the Bible, tolling the bell, and extinguishing all the candles, saying “Fiat, fiat! Do-to (close) the Book, quench the candles, ring the bell. Amen, amen.”   1
 


 Curses.Cursitor (Latin, clericus de cursu). 

 
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