Holy Innocents' Day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Holy Innocents' Day December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Holy Innocents' day Childermas day.
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Usage

In literature:

London servants, Lady Ella found, were now much more difficult to get than they had been in the Holy Innocents' days in St. John's Wood.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
I have known her since the day she was born; she is as innocent and unsullied in life and deed as a holy saint.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
St. John's Day is placed nearer Christmas than that of the Holy Innocents.
"Abbeychurch" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I must give you a little specimen of AElfric's writing, a piece taken from his beautiful homily on Holy Innocents' Day.
"Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days" by Emily Hickey
You shall sing it alone in my chapel next feast day of the Holy Innocents.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
The next day (Holy Innocents) this youth preached and took the earlier part of the mass.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
Next day, Holy Innocents', he came again; but this time with more determination, for he asked to see me.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
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