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Plough Monday

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The first Monday after Twelfth Day is so called because it is the end of the Christmas holidays, and the day when men return to their plough or daily work. It was customary on this day for farm labourers to draw a blough from door to door of the parish, and solicit “plough-money” to spend in a frolic. The queen of the banquet was called Bessy. (See Distaff.)

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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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