bell, book, and candle


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bell, book, and candle

symbols of Catholic excommunication rite. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 85]
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References in classic literature ?
for I can tell you you'll be cursed with bell, book, and candle.
Bell, book, and candle,--candle, book, and bell,-- Forward and backward, to curse Faustus to hell!
Re-enter the FRIARS, with bell, book, and candle, for the Dirge.