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Canterbury Pilgrims

plural noun
the pilgrims whose stories are told in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
(NZ) the early settlers in Christchurch, Canterbury region
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  • In Chaucer's canterbury pilgrims he draws his portraits to the life.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou
  • One of his most popular, though not the best of his pictures, is the Procession of the canterbury pilgrims.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • Blake, who had been a friend of Stothard for many years, went to visit him, and found him at work on the canterbury pilgrims.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
  • Cromek was not wrong in thinking that Stothard would make a successful picture of the canterbury pilgrims.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
  • They are waning into the Hades of extinct races, with the sumpnours and the limitours of the canterbury pilgrims.

    Old Roads and New Roads William Bodham Donne
  • Chaucer came there, with his canterbury pilgrims, and lodged at the Tabard inn, which has disappeared.

    Shakespeare's England William Winter
  • The canterbury pilgrims, on the other hand, bade farewell to old England by dancing at a ball.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves
  • The foundation of Christchurch is connected with the so-called “canterbury pilgrims,” who settled in this district in 1850.

  • Chaucer, who knew the word only as meaning “liquid,” has left a masterpiece of humour in his prologue to the canterbury pilgrims.

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