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Walpurgis

[vahl-poo r-gis] /vɑlˈpʊər gɪs/
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. c710–780, English missionary and abbess in Germany: feast day May 1.
Also, Walburga, Walpurga
[vahl-poo r-gah] /vɑlˈpʊər gɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • Zschokke tells a story of a Walpurgis Night dream that is more a vision than a dream.

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • In a word, putting one in mind of the parvenu in the ‘Walpurgis Nacht.’

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • Charles, poor lad, had not as yet had much experience of Walpurgis nights.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • There was nothing of Walpurgis in their stereotyped allurement.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • He crossed himself, as he answered laconically: 'Walpurgis nacht.'

    Dracula's Guest

    Bram Stoker
  • The Walpurgis of Faust exhibits paganism at its lowest depths.

    Among Famous Books John Kelman
  • Amongst others, she also denounced a neighbour of hers, who had been with her on the Blocksberg, the preceding Walpurgis night.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites John Nettin Radcliffe
  • On which she stated that, on Walpurgis eve she had called upon this woman, because she had something to say to her.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites John Nettin Radcliffe
  • It was several years before the “Walpurgis Night” was publicly performed, and meanwhile it underwent several changes.

    The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton

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