[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 27
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Wed Mar 27 15:27:47 PST 2002
In law, a certificate given to the prosecutor of a felon to conviction.
-- John Ogilvies Comprehensive English Dictionary, 1865
This ticket exempted the prosecutor from all manner of [obligations] within the parish wherein such felony was committed. Tyburn-tickets were transferable and often sold for a high price.
-- Robert Hunters Encyclopaedic Dictionary, 1894
The etymology of the word Tyburn, some will have it, proceeds from the words tye and burn, in allusion to the old method of execution traitors at that place.
-- Joseph Taylors Antiquitates Curiosae, 1819
Among the Irish Roman Catholics, the Wednesday in Holy Week is known as Spy Wednesday, the spy being Judas, who betrayed our Lord.
-- P.H. Ditchfields Old English Customs, 1896
First night of Passover
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar
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