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Myrrophores

(3 syl.; the $$$ bearers). The three Marys who went to see the sepulchre, bearing myrrh and spices. In Christian art they are represented as carrying vases of myrrh in their hands.

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