- 1909: Sidney Heath, Romance of Symbolism: Fonts and the symbols of baptism - The times for baptism of which Whitsun Eve is one, are specified by ... the constitutions for Orthobon for England, Gerona, 517, c. iv.
- The holiday beginning on Whitsunday
- 1978: Peter Bailey, Leisure and class in Victorian England: Rational recreation and the contset for control, quoting "a British observation from early 20th century", read in Orvar Lí¶fgren, On Holiday: A History of Vacationing (2002) - The excursion train used to vomit forth, at Easter and in week, throngs of millhands of the period, cads and their flames, tawdry, blowsy, noisy, drunken.
- Of, or relating to Whitsunday or Whitsuntide
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