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Whitmonday

[hwit-muhn-dey, -dee, wit-] /ˈʰwɪtˈmʌn deɪ, -di, ˈwɪt-/
noun
1.
the Monday following Whitsunday.
Origin of Whitmonday
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; modeled on Whitsunday
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  • The Archbishop was beheaded on Whitmonday (June 8) in the year 1405.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 J. Endell Tyler
  • On Whitmonday the children of his village were to march to an adjoining village for a Sunday school rally.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden

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