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  • "For he found not the tenth part of adventure as he was wont to do. For Sir Gawaine rode from Whitsuntide until Michaelmas and found none adventure that pleased him."

    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 13, 2009

  • From the Funk and Wagnalls complete dictionary of the English language, published in 1913-

    Whitsuntide: n. (Eng) Eccl. 1. The week beginning with Whitsunday; especially, the first three days of that week; whitsunweek.

    Whitsunday: n. Eccl. 1. The seventh Sunday after Easter: a church festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. 2. Scott's law. One of the term days (May 15th) at which rents, stipends, etc., Were payable.

    July 28, 2023