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A pilgrim that journeyed to the Celestial city on crutches. He joined the party under the charge of Mr. Greatheart, but “when he was sent for” he threw away his crutches, and, lo! a chariot bore him into Paradise. (Bunyan: Pilgrim's Progress, part ii.)

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