E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
St. Cuthberts beads. Joints of the articulated stems of encrinites, used for rosaries. St. Cuthbert was a Scotch monk of the sixth century, and may be termed the St. Patrick of Great Britain. He is said to sit at night on a rock in Holy Island, and to use the opposite rock as his anvil while he forges
the entrochites (en-tro-kites). (See BEAD.)
On a rock of Lindisfarn
St. Cuthbert sits, and toils to frame
The sea-born beads that bear his name.
St. Cuthberts Stone. A granite rock in Cumberland.
St. Cuthberts Well. A spring of water close by St. Cuthberts Stone.