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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jac’obites (3 syl.).
The partisans of James II. (when William III. superseded him), his son, and grandson.   1
   Jacobites, nicknamed Warming-pans. It is said that Mary d’Este, the wife of James II., never had a living child, but that on one occasion a child, introduced to her bedroom in a warming-pan, was substituted for her dead infant. This “warming-pan child” was the Pretender. Such is the tale, the truth is quite another matter.   2
   Jac’obites. An Oriental sect of Monoph’ysites, so called from Jaco’bus Baradæus (Jacoub Al-Baradei), Bishop of Edessa, in Syria, in the sixth century.   3



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