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  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BENEDICTINES,  n.  An  order  of  monks  otherwise  known  as  black  friars. 
 
  She  thought  it  a  crow,  but  it  turn  out  to  be 
  A  monk  of  St  Benedict  croaking  a  text. 
  "Here's  one  of  an  order  of  cooks,"  said  she  -- 
  "Black  friars  in  this  world,  fried  black  in  the  next." 
  "The  Devil  on  Earth"  (London,  1712) 
 
 




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