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 Kissing under the Mistletoe.Kist of Whistles (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kist-vaen (The).
 
A rude stone sepulchre or mausoleum, like a chest with a flat stone for a cover   1
        “At length they reached a grassy mound, on the top of which was placed one of those receptacles for the dead of the ancient British chiefs of distinction, called Kist-vaen, which are composed of upright fragments of granite, so placed as to form a stone coffin. .”—Sir Walter Scott: The Betrothed, chap. xxix
 


 Kissing under the Mistletoe.Kist of Whistles (A). 

 
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