saint's day

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saint's day (plural saints' days)

  1. A day in a liturgical calendar that is observed in honour of a saint; not necessarily a holiday.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.

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