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In some rural districts the custom still prevails of “Thomasing”—that is, of collecting small sums of money or obtaining drink from the employers of labour on the 21st of December—“St. Thomas’s Day.” December 21st is still noted in London as that day when every one of the Common Council has to be either elected or reelected, and the electors are wholly without restriction except as to age and sex. The aldermen and their officers are not elected on St. Thomas’s Day.

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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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