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  • proper n. Whitsuntide


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Dutch pinkster, pinksteren, from Ancient Greek. See Pentecost.


  • Once more Arcadian youth picnicked in the "bush" and coasted down Pinkster

    The Henchman

  • No other novel by Cooper, or by any other writer, gives so firm and convincing a picture of colonial New York, when Pinkster, the annual holiday of the slaves, was still a great day in Manhattan and at Albany the Patroon still kept up something like baronial state.

    Chapter 2. James Fenimore Cooper

  • Another Dutch festival of universal observance was Pinkster, held in the springide.

    VIII. The Closing of the Colonial Period. 1720-1764.

  • Pinkster (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday the seventh week after Easter), May

    A Brief History of the United States

  • On Pinkster days the whole population, negro slaves included, went off to the woods on picnics.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • It gives me no pleasure now, in my old age, to see Pinkster forgotten, and Vrouwen-dagh and Easter pass unnoticed, under the growing sway of the New England invaders, who know how neither to rest nor to play.

    In the Valley

  • And I told her of our quilting and spinning bees, and the coasting on clear winter evenings, and of watching the blacks on Pinkster night, and the picnics in the woods, and she vowed London had no pleasures like them.

    In the Valley

  • Here I was delighted to recognize the jollities of New Year's Day; the festivities of Paäs and Pinkster, and all the other merry-makings handed down in my native place from the earliest times of New Amsterdam, and which had been such bright spots in the year in my childhood.

    The Crayon Papers

  • The lion was kept in a cage, of course, which was placed in a temporary building of boards, that had been erected for the Pinkster field.


  • My fellow was on the ground, somewhere, too; for I had given him permission to come to town to keep Pinkster; and he was to leave



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