St. Nicholas

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Related to St. Nicholas: St. Nicholas Day, St. Nicholas of Myra
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Noun1.St. Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)St. Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
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The party crossed the Hudson in the Jersey City ferryboat, and drove in a carriage to the St. Nicholas Hotel, on Broadway.
To disembark from the Henrietta, jump into a hack, hurry to the St. Nicholas, and return with Aouda, Passepartout, and even the inseparable Fix was the work of a brief time, and was performed by Mr.
This was the children's friend, Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas. There are some unaccountable reputations in the world.
Judging by Pilate and St. Nicholas, there exists no rule for the construction of hermits; they seem made out of all kinds of material.
It happened in the 'seventies in winter, on the day after St. Nicholas's Day.
In St. Nicholas Church, at Abingdon, there is a monument to John Blackwall and his wife Jane, who both, after leading a happy married life, died on the very same day, August 21, 1625; and in St.
"Blessed St. Nicholas!" ejaculated he, half aloud, "is it not possible to come upon one of these golden hoards, and to make oneself rich in a twinkling?
Wolfert thought his last moment was arrived; already had he committed his soul to St. Nicholas, when the string broke, and he tumbled down the bank, bumping from rock to rock and bush to bush, and leaving the red cloak fluttering like a bloody banner in the air.
* The periodical visits of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus, as he is termed, were never forgotten among the inhabitants of New York, until the emigration from New England brought in the opinions and usages of the Puritans, like the “bon homme de Noel.” he arrives at each Christmas.
at the Chester St. Nicholas Landmark, 111 Ferry St., Chester.
Also known as Father Christmas, the fat, jolly, bearded old man in a red suit, St. Nicholas remains venerated to this day in many parts of the world as the patron protector of children, sailors, bakers, pawnbrokers, and voyagers.
Among the numerous Christian relics around the world are those said to belong to St. Nicholas, the 4th-century saint who is the inspiration behind the modern-day Santa Claus.