Petrobrussians

or Petrobrusians. A religious sect, founded in 1110, and so called from Peter Bruys, a Provencal. He declaimed against churches, asserting that a stable was as good as a cathedral for worship, and a manager equal to an altar. He also declaimed against the use of crucifixes.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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