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coven

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a group or gathering of witches who meet regularly; the word is a variant of covin (archaic term for fraud, deception; in Middle English, denoting a company or band), and comes via Old ... More
Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray  

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(1863–1963) [Bi]British archaeologist well known for her work in Egypt. Born in Calcutta, she spent most of her childhood and adolescence in India. In 1893 she enrolled for a course of study at ...
thirteen

thirteen  

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The number thirteen has been widely regarded as unlucky; there is a traditional belief that if thirteen people sit down to table, the first to get up will die. This may go back to the Last Supper, at ...

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