(A). A school-feast, so called from being held on St.
Gregory's Day (March 12th). On this day the pupils at one time brought
the master all sorts of eatables, and of course it was a dies non,
and the master shut his eyes to all sorts of licences. Gregories were
not limited to any one country, but were common to all Europe.
(St.). The last Pope who has been canonised. Usually
represented with the tiara, pastoral staff, his book of homilies, and a
dove. The last is his peculiar attribute.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Gregory from Fact Monster:
- James Gregory - Gregory, James Gregory, James, 1638–75, Scottish mathematician. He invented a reflecting ...
- Horace Gregory - Gregory, Horace Gregory, Horace, 1898–1982, American poet and critic, b. Milwaukee, Wis., ...
- Saint Gregory of Tours - Gregory of Tours, Saint Gregory of Tours, Saint, 538–94, French historian, bishop of Tours ...
- Saint Gregory II - Gregory II, Saint Gregory II, Saint, d. 731, pope (715–31), a Roman; successor of ...
- Saint Gregory VII - Gregory VII, Saint Gregory VII, Saint, d. 1085, pope (1073–85), an Italian (b. near Rome) ...