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St. Elmo


called by the French St. Elme. The electric light seen playing about the masts of ships in stormy weather. (See Castor and Pollux.)

“And sudden breaking on their raptured sight,

Appeared the splendour of St. Elmo’s light.”

Hoole’s Furioso, book ix.

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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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Sail before the Wind (To)
Sailing under False Colours
Sailing within the Wind or Sailing close to the Wind
Sailor King
St. Bees College (Cumberland)
St. Cecilia
St. Cuthbert’s Duck
St. Distaff
St. Elmo
St. Francis
St. George’s Cross
St. John Long
St. John’s Eve, St. Mark’s Eve, and Allhallow Even
St. Johnstone’s Tippet
St. Leger Sweepstakes
St. Leon
St. Lundi (La)
St. Michael’s Chair
St. Monday