WORD OF THE DAY ~ Saint Nicholas’s clerk

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WORD OF THE DAY ~ Saint Nicholas's clerk

All the belongings of the unfortunate traveller became the tresure of Saint Nicholas’s clerk.

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Word Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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  1. This is one it would be interesting to know the history of. Have only found that Saint Nicholas was the patron saint of thieves. Which may be enough to get an understanding of how the phrase came to be. Have also found the phrase was used in the 1590s in Shakespeare’s play King Henry IV.

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