St. Swithin’s Day


St. Swithin’s Day
 (or Swithun’s)
 July 15. According to legend, rain on that day will be followed by forty more days of rain.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Swithin’s Day —  (or Swithun’s Day)  St. July 15. According to legend, rain on that day will be followed by forty days of the same …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Saint Swithin's Day — may refer to:* the feast day of Saint Swithun * St. Swithin s Day (comics), written by Grant Morrison * St. Swithin s Day, a song by Billy Bragg …   Wikipedia

  • St Swithin's Day — noun 15 July • • • Main Entry: ↑saint * * * St Swithin s Day 7 [St Swithin s Day] [ˌsnt ˈswɪðɪnz deɪ] [ˌseɪnt ˈswɪðɪnz deɪ] noun 15 July, a Christian festival. In Britain it is said that if it rains on this day it will rain for the next fort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Swithin's Day — ▪ weather folklore       (July 15), one of the several days from which, in folklore, the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithin s Day, it will rain for 40 days, but, if it is fair, 40 days of… …   Universalium

  • St Swithin's day — ► NOUN ▪ 15 July, a Church festival commemorating St Swithin and popularly believed to be a day on which, if it rains, it will continue raining for the next forty days …   English terms dictionary

  • Saint Swithin's Day — Saint Swith|in s Day July 15th. According to an old British tradition, if it rains on Saint Swithin s Day it will rain for the next 40 days …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • St Swithin’s Day — the Christian church festival of St Swithin, held on 15 July. According to traditional belief in Britain, if it rains on this day it will continue to rain for 40 days afterwards. * * * …   Universalium

  • St Swithin's day — noun 15 July, a Church festival commemorating St Swithin; in popular belief, if it rains on this day it will continue raining for the next forty days …   English new terms dictionary

  • St. Swithin's Day — /swidh euhnz/ July 15, superstitiously regarded as a day that, should it rain or be fair, will be followed by 40 consecutive days of like weather. * * * …   Universalium

  • St. Swithin's Day — /swidh euhnz/ July 15, superstitiously regarded as a day that, should it rain or be fair, will be followed by 40 consecutive days of like weather …   Useful english dictionary