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Weeping Cross

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To go by Weeping Cross. To repent, to grieve. In ancient times weeping crosses were crosses where penitents offered their devotions. In Stafford there is a weeping cross.

“Few men have wedded … their paramours … but have come home by Weeping Cross.”—Florio: Montaigne.

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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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Weather-glass (The Peasant’s)
Web of Life
Wed
Wedding Anniversaries
Wedding Finger
Wedding Knives
Wednesday
Weed of Worcester (The)
Weeds
Weeping Brides
Weeping Cross
Weeping Philosopher
Weeping Saint (The)
Weigh Anchor
Weighed in the Balance, and found Wanting
Weight
Weight-for-age Race (A)
Weissnichtwo (vice-neecht-vo)
Welcher
Weld or Wold
Well Begun is Half Done