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Crouchmas

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from the Invention of the Cross to St. Helen’s Day (May 3rd to August 18th). Not Christ-mas, but Cross-mas. Rogation Sunday is called Crouchmas Sunday, and Rogation week is called Crouchmas.

“From bull-cow fast,

Till Crouchmas be past” [i.e. August 18th].


Tusser: May Remembrances.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cross as a Bear
Cross as the Tongs
Cross as Two Sticks
Crossing the Hand
Crossing the Line
Crotalum
Crotchet
Crotona’s Sage
Crouchback
Crouchmas
Crow
Crow over One (To)
Crowbar
Crowd or Crouth
Crowdero
Crown
Crown Glass
Crown Office (The)
Crown of the East
Crowns