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Gregorian Water

or Gringorian Water. Holy water; so called because Gregory I. was a most strenuous recommender of it.

“In case they should happen to encounter with devils, by virtue of the Gringoriene water, they might make them disappear.” —Rabelais: Gargantua, book i. 43.

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