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 Immac’ulate Conception.Immor’tal (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Im’molate (3 syl.).
 
To sacrifice; literally, “put meal on one.” The reference is to the ancient custom of sprinkling meal and salt on the head of a victim to be offered in sacrifice. (Latin, in-molo.)   1
        “In the picture of the immolation of Isaac, or Abraham sacrificing his son, Isaac is described as a little boy.”—Brown.
 


 Immac’ulate Conception.Immor’tal (The). 

 
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