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Vestal Virgin

A nun, a religieuse, properly a maiden dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta. The duty of these virgins was to keep the fire of the temple always burning, both day and night. They were required to be of spotless chastity. (See Immuring.)

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