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Whip-dog Day

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October 18 (St. Luke’s Day). Brand tells us that a priest about to celebrate mass on St. Luke’s Day, happened to drop the pyx, which was snatched up by a dog, and this was the origin of Whip-dog Day. (Popular Antiquities, ii. 273.)

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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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