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Crispin

[kris-pin] /ˈkrɪs pɪn/
noun
1.
Saint, with his brother (Saint Crispinian) martyred a.d. c285, Roman Christian missionaries in Gaul: patron saints of shoemakers.
2.
(lowercase) a shoemaker.
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  • There are some, Sir Crispin, that have yet another name for you.

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  • He had not stirred from his chair while Crispin had been at the door.

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  • Towards midnight at last Sir Crispin flung down his cards and rose.

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  • Crispin laughed softly for answer, and besought of him the tale of what had passed.

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  • "It will tax our wits to get you out of Penrith," said Crispin.

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  • At the news of this, Crispin made a last appeal to the infantry.

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  • Covered with blood—the blood of others—Crispin stood before them now.

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  • Nature asserted herself, and, despite his condition, Crispin slept.

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  • But Crispin, noting the hesitation, stifled it by appealing to the lad's fears.

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  • Crispin took the Bible from the boy's hands, and replaced it on the table.

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British Dictionary definitions for Crispin

Crispin

/ˈkrɪspɪn/
noun
1.
Saint, 3rd century ad, legendary Roman Christian martyr, with his brother Crispinian (krɪˈspɪnɪən): they are the patron saints of shoemakers. Feast day: Oct 25
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Word Origin and History for Crispin

crispin

n.

1640s, "shoemaker," in literary use only, from Ss. Crispin and Crispinian (martyred at Soissons, c.285 C.E.), patrons of shoemakers. French hagiographers make the brothers noble Romans who, while they preached in Gaul, worked as shoemakers to avoid living on the alms of the faithful. The name is Crispinus, a Roman cognomen, from Latin crispus "curly" (probably with reference to hair; see crisp).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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