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St. Swithin's Day

[swith-uh nz]
noun
  1. July 15, superstitiously regarded as a day that, should it rain or be fair, will be followed by 40 consecutive days of like weather.
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Saint Swithin's Day

noun usually abbreviated to: St Swithin's Day
  1. July 15, observed as a Church festival commemorating Saint Swithin. It is popularly supposed that if it rains on this day the rain will persist for the next 40 days
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