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Historical Examples of crispin
Crispin paused a moment, weighing the position well in his mind.
Towards midnight at last Sir Crispin flung down his cards and rose.
But Crispin, noting the hesitation, stifled it by appealing to the lad's fears.
Covered with blood—the blood of others—Crispin stood before them now.
At length Crispin withdrew his hands from eyes that were grown haggard, and rose.
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).