Martin of Bullions

(St.). The St. Swithin of Scotland. His day is July 4, and the Scotch say, if it rains then, rain may be expected for forty days.

“`By St. Martin of Bullion-' `And what hast thou to do with St. Martin?' `Nay, little enough, sir, unless when he sends such rainy days that we cannot fly a hawk.” —Scott: The Abbott, x v.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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