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Winʹifred (St.)

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Patron saint of virgins, because she was beheaded by Prince Caradoc for refusing to marry him. She was Welsh by birth, and the legend says that her head falling on the ground originated the famous healing well of St. Winifred in Flintshire. She is usually drawn like St. Denis, carrying her head in her hand. Holywell, in Wales, is St. Winifred’s Well, celebrated for its “miraculous” virtues.

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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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Window. (Norwegian, vindue.)
Wine
Wine
Wine-month. (Anglo-Saxon, Win-monath.)
Wine Mingled with Myrrh (Mark xv. 23)
Wintrith
Wing, Wings
Wings of Azrael (The)
Winged Rooks
Winifred (St.)
Winkle (Rip van)
Wint-monath [Wind-month]
Winter, Summer
Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare)
Wipple-tree or Whipultre
Wisdom-tooth
Wisdom of Many and the Wit of One (The)
Wise (The)
Wise as a Serpent
Wise as Solomon