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Circumcised Brethren

(in Hudibras). They were Prynne, Bertie or Burton, and Bastwick, who lost their ears and had their noses slit for lampooning Henrietta Maria and the bishops.

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