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DefinitionNew Testament: a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
- The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James's reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (3% in)
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