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Chaneph

The island of religious hypocrites, inhabited by sham saints, tellers of beads, mumblers of ave marias, and friars who lived by begging. (The word meant hypocrite in Hebrew.) (See Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 63, 64.)

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