[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 27

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Mar 27 15:27:47 PST 2002


In law, a certificate given to the prosecutor of a felon to conviction.
-- John Ogilvie’s 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 Hunter’s 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 Taylor’s Antiquitates Curiosae, 1819

Spy Wednesday
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. Ditchfield’s Old English Customs, 1896

First night of Passover

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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