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Cain-coloured Beard

Yellow, symbolic of treason. In the ancient tapestries Cain and Judas are represented with yellow beards. (See Yellow .)

“He hath but a little wee face, with a little yellow heard, a Cain-coloured beard.” —Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, i. 4.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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