WHITSUNDAY

, the 50th day or seventh sunday from Easter.—The season properly called Pentecost, is popularly called Whitsuntide; because, it is said, in the primitive church, the newly baptized persons came to church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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WHEEL
WHIRLWIND
WHISTON (William)
WHITE
WHITEHURST (John)
* WHITSUNDAY
WILKINS (Dr. John)
WINCH
WIND
WINDWARD
WINDLASS