rush-bearing

noun

: a festival formerly held in rural England on the anniversary of the dedication of a church and marked by the bringing of rushes by the parishioners to strew the church

Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rush-bearing was in 1571

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“Rush-bearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rush-bearing. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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