bleeding deacon
 n.— «The term Bleeding Deacon is a corruption of an old New England term from the 18th or 19th century.  The original term was Bleating Deacon, evoking a farmer’s image of an old goat in the pulpit.» —“Re: Former RC/Padre_Andre vs. ‘John M’” by Dennis J. Brevik alt.recovery.catholicism Oct. 4, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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