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 Holy Water Sprinkler.Holystone. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Holywell Street (London).
Fitzstephens, in his description of London in the reign of Henry II., speaks of “the excellent springs at a small distance from the city,” whose waters are most sweet, salubrious, and clear, and whose runnels murmur over the shining stones. “Among these are Holywell, Clerkenwell, and St. Clement’s well.”   1

 Holy Water Sprinkler.Holystone. 


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