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Nose of Wax

(A). Mutable and accommodating (faith). A waxen nose may be twisted any way.

“Sed addunt etiam simile quoddam non aptissimum; Eas esse quoddammodo nasum cereum, posse fingi, flectique in omnes modos, et omnium institutio inservire.” —Juelli Apologia, Ecc. Angl., sec. 6.

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