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St. Michael's Chair

The projecting stone lantern of a tower erected on St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall. It is said that the rock received its name from a religious house built to commemorate the apparition of St. Michael on one of its craggy heights. (See Michael.)

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