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Rechabites

(3 syl.). A religious sect founded by Jonadab, son of Rechab, who enjoined his family to abstain from wine and to dwell in tents. (Jer. xxxv. 6, 7.)

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