well dressing

well dressing
well dressing noun
The festal decoration of wells and springs, as in Derbyshire on Ascension Day, etc
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  • well-dressing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : an ancient custom in rural areas in England of adorning local wells with floral decorations usually as part of a religious service in thanksgiving for an abundant supply of pure water * * * welldresser, n. /wel dres ing/, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-dressing — welldresser, n. /wel dres ing/, n. (in parts of rural Britain) a traditional ceremony of decorating wells with flowers in thanks for the blessing of an abundant supply of pure water. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Clootie well — Offerings at the clootie well near Munlochy, on the Black Isle, Easter Ross Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where… …   Wikipedia

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