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Watch Night

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December 31st, to see the Old Year out and the New Year in by a religious service. John Wesley grafted it on the religious system, but it has been followed by most Christian communities.

“Southey in his biography of the evangelist (Wesley) denounces watch-night as another of Wesley’s objectionable institutions.”—Nottingham Guardian, January 1, 1895, p. 5.

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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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Warwick Lane (City)
Warwolf
Washed Out (I am thoroughly)
Washing
Washington of Columbia
Wassail
Wassailers
Wastlers
Wat
Wat’s Dyke (Flintshire)
Watch Night
Watch on Board Ship
Watchet
Water
Water
Water
Water-gall
Water-hole
Water-logged
Water-Poet
Water-sky (A)