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patron
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a patron saint
Definition
in some Christian denominations:  a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
  • But older even than this old hall is perhaps the bit of wall now built into the belfry of the parish church, and said to be a remnant of the original chapel dedicated to St. Ogg, the patron saint of this ancient town, of whose history I possess several manuscript versions.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (8% in)

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  • And I'd take you in, if I saw you swimming," he added, in the tone of a benevolent patron.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (75% in)

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