childermas


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childermas

(ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28
[Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsse Mass]
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By what name is Childermas, December 28, better known?
Childermas finds Vinculus's corpse, "the corpse of a forked animal on a barren, winter moor" (752).
And that their sleep be sound I say this childermas Who could not, at one time, Have saved them from the gas.