the devil's mark


the devil's mark
   obsolete British
   congenital idiocy
   Mainly in rural use:
    That's where your village idiots come from. They call it the Devil's Mark. I call it incest. (le Carré, 1962)
   God, Satan, and the fairies seem to have been equally to blame for the results of inbreeding — see God's child and change2.

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