Spy Wednesday

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spy Wednesday (Eccl) the Wednesday immediately preceding the festival of Easter; -- so called in allusion to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.
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Usage

In literature:

No, Vanity Fair (Wednesday) has a perfect presentment of Braxton by 'Spy.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
Wednesday she hit upon a plan, an entire schedule of conduct and a system of spying.
"Yvette" by Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
Two German spies, the Hoffs, had set out together in their motor on their usual mysterious Wednesday mission.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
I knew there was a spy in camp, and I sewed up Elisha on Wednesday and let Henry see him.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Spy Wednesday, its meaning, 511.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The days specially solemnized are Palm Sunday, Spy Wednesday, Holy, or Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
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In news:

The phoenix-like duo were seen at "Sleep No More" in Chelsea on Wednesday, where they "openly kissed in the coat-check line," a spy said.
The Obama administration vigorously defended congressional legislation late Wednesday that immunizes US telecommunication companies from lawsuits about their participation in the Bush administration's domestic spy program.
The US Air Force launched a top-secret rocket Wednesday carrying a spy satellite.
Iran is now capable of manufacturing its own copies of an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday.
Congress should conduct an in-depth assessment of Chinese cyber spying and consider imposing tougher penalties on companies that benefit from industrial espionage , a federal advisory group said Wednesday.
Iran is now capable of manufacturing its own copies of an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is now capable of manufacturing its own copies of an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday.
Minnesota Sen Al Franken said he was thrilled to hear to learn about Wednesday's release of Minnesota native Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal after more than two years held in Iran on spying charges.
Barton said in a statement Wednesday that he was "dumbfounded" by the use of the computers to spy on customers.
Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series "I Spy" and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday morning.
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