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Carmelites

(3 syl.). An order of mendicant friars of Mount Carmel, the monastery of which is named Elias, from Elijah the prophet, who on Mount Carmel told Ahab that rain was at hand. Also called White Friars, from their white cloaks.

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