(3 syl.). The partisans of James II. (when William III.
superseded him), his son, and grandson.
nicknamed Warming-pans. It is said that Mary d'Este, the
wife of James II., never had a living child, but that on one occasion a
child, introduced to her bedroom in a warming-pan, was substituted for
her dead infant. This “warming-pan child” was the Pretender. Such is
the tale, the truth is quite another matter.
An Oriental sect of Monophysites, so called from Jacobus Baradæus
(Jacoub Al-Baradei), Bishop of Edessa, in Syria, in the sixth century.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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