Definition of St. Crispin
1. Noun. Patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century).
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Literary usage of St. Crispin
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1. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore, John Rogers Commons, Helen Laura Sumner (1910)
"(z) To counteract the Knights of St. Crispin. The Springfield Republican, June 17, 1870, p. 8, col. 2. The van of the invading army of Celestials, ..."
2. The History and Problems of Organized Labor by Frank Tracy Carlton (1920)
"The Knights of St. Crispin. The history of this organization of shoemakers is considered in this chapter because it arose during the period of transition of ..."
3. The Risings of the Luddites, Chartists and Plugdrawers by Frank Peel (1888)
"MEETING OF LUDDITES AT THE " St. Crispin," HALIFAX. Fling out the red banner ! Its fierce front under; Come, gather ye, gather ye. Champions of right! ..."
4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1870)
"The trades unions already established afford peculiar facilities for operations similar to those in which the Knights of St. Crispin are engaging, ..."
5. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"In Troyes the confraternity of St. Crispin was reorganized in 1820 and established an annual ... In other places St. Crispin is no longer commemorated. ..."