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Ceelict

(St.) or St. Calixtus, whose day is the 14th of October, the day of the Battle of Hastings. Brown Willis tells us there was a tablet once in Battle parish church with these words:

This place of war is Battle called, because in battle here
Quite conquered and o'erthrown the English nation were. 
This slaughter happenëd to them upon St. Ceelict's day,

etc.

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