St Nicholas
Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas, St Nicholas St. Nicholas, n. A Dutch saint, who was reputed to bring gifts to children on Christmas even, giving rise to the modern legend of {Santa Claus}. [PJC]

{A Visit from St. Nicholas} The original name for a poem by Clement Clarke Moore, popularly called titled {The Night Before Christmans}. It is a popular poem with the theme of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) coming to bring gifts to children on Christmans eve. See {Night Before Christmas} in the vocabulary. [PJC]

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  • St. Nicholas' Church — St. Nicholas Church, or variations on the name, may refer to: In Belgium: * Saint Nicholas Church, GhentIn Bulgaria: * Russian Church, Sofia ( also called The Church of St. Nicholas)In Czech Republic: * Saint Nicholas Church, Prague * Saint… …   Wikipedia

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  • St. Nicholas' Cathedral — St. Nicholas Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas or other variations on the name, may refer to:In Albania: *Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Berat In Austria: *St Nicholas Cathedral in Felkirch *St. Nicholas Cathedral, ViennaIn Brazil …   Wikipedia

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  • St Nicholas' Chapel, Cholmondeley — St Nicholas Chapel, Cholmondeley …   Wikipedia

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