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 Friar Laurence,Friar Tuck. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Friar Rush.
A house-spirit, sent from the infernal regions in the seventeenth century to keep the monks and friars in the same state of wickedness they were then in. The legends of this roysterer are of German origin. (Bruder Rausch, brother Tipple.)   1

 Friar Laurence,Friar Tuck. 

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