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patron saint

a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc.
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Thou art very simple, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "God, look you, gave that great knight of the Red Cross to Spain as her patron saint and protector, especially in those hard struggles the Spaniards had with the Moors; and therefore they invoke and call upon him as their defender in all their battles; and in these he has been many a time seen beating down, trampling under foot, destroying and slaughtering the Hagarene squadrons in the sight of all; of which fact I could give thee many examples recorded in truthful Spanish histories.
Cecilia's Day,' both written for a musical society's annual festival in honor of the patron saint of their art, are finely spirited and among the most striking, though not most delicate, examples of onomatopoeia in all poetry.
I don't mean the most virtuous, or indeed the least virtuous, or the cleverest, or the stupidest, or the richest, or the best born, but "the best,"--in a word, people about whom there is no question--such as the great Lady Fitz-Willis, that Patron Saint of Almack's, the great Lady Slowbore, the great Lady Grizzel Macbeth (she was Lady G.
Whilst other countries make the most of their nationhood, commemorating their patron saints, a Welsh Plaid-run council seems to have forgotten our patron saint.
THE suggestion by Jeremy Corbyn to introduce four new UK wide bank holidays to celebrate the four nations patron saints, is a relic of the imperial past.
Andrew are also patron saints upon which those who work in boats can call for protection and guidance.
Lucy Hutchings, head of events at English Heritage, said; "The fact that only one in five people planned to mark St George's Day this year contrasts with the patriotism shown by other countries on their patron saints days.
Lucy Hutchings, head of events at Englucy Hutch-ings, head of events at English Heritage, said; "The fact that only one in five people are planning to mark St George's Day this year contrasts with the patriotism shown by other countries on their patron saints days.
March is a busy time for patron saints, with the Welsh kicking things off with St David's Day on the first day of the month.
KEVIN KEEGAN, the patron saint of lost causes, is being linked with a return to Southampton, the patron Saints of lost points.
Aa The English don't exactly go wild about St George on April 23C* unlike the Welsh, Scots and Irish who get very emotional about their patron saints.
It shows how much of the history of our homesteads, villages, towns and regions is bound up in the identities of the patron saints and angels and divine themes chosen for churches, chapels, altars, festivals, fairs, and features of the landscape.