A Raskolnik and a member of the orthodox Church were drinking together, when the latter took a cigar.
A Raskolnik told this prelate, "We would as lief lose our heads as our beard."
Raskolnik, Religious Madmen, opponents to Nicon's reforms, 146.
They hated her when she persecuted the Raskolnik or Old Believers, that is, the men who objected to the reforms of Nicon.
"dissenter from the Russian Church, an Old Believer," 1723, from Russian Raskolnik "separatist," from raskol "schism, separation." The schism was a result of reforms by Patriarch Nikon in 1667.