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Patrick's Grave

(St.), in the yard of Downpatrick cathedral. The visitor is shown a spot where some of the mould has been removed, and is told that pilgrims take away a few grains as a charm, under the belief that the relic will insure good health, and help to atone for sin.

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