Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas

or Saint Nick  (sānt)
n.
Santa Claus.
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Noun1.Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
2.Saint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of childrenSaint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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Nicholas of Bari, who would become the town's patron saint.
Three standing saints James, Nicholas of Bari and Michael--from Brooklyn, Cleveland and New York, originally part of the altarpiece for San Domenico in Fermo (1472) are also shown together.
Some interesting works by names that rarely appear on the commercial art scene will also be on show: a preparatory drawing for an altarpiece in the Church of St Thomas of Villanueva, Prague, by the notable Czech artist Karel Skreta, and the rococo St Nicholas of Bari by Bavarian artist Gottfried Bernhard G6z are two examples.