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Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle

is reading the anathema in the church, then closing the Bible, tolling the bell, and extinguishing all the candles, saying “Fiat, fiat! Do-to (close) the Book, quench the candles, ring the bell. Amen, amen.”

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