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 Eaves-dropper.Eb’ionites (4 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eb’ionism.
 
The doctrine that the poor only shall be saved. Ebion, plural ebionim (poor).
        “At the end of the second century the Ebionites were treated as heretics, and a pretended leader (Ebion) was invented by Tertullian to explain the name.”—Renan: Life of Jesus, chap. xi.
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 Eaves-dropper.Eb’ionites (4 syl.). 

 
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