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St. Johnstone’s Tippet

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A halter; so called from Johnstone the hangman.

“Sent to heaven wiʹ a St. Johnstone’s tippit about my hause.”—Sir Walter Scott: Old Mortality. chap. viii

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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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St. Cuthbert’s Duck
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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
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