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  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament


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  • * 4* Near this place the French laid out a town, and called it Jamestown; whence the name St. James ', Santee.

    A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade William Dobein James 1801

  • Tiago, or in English, St. James, as being consecrated unto the Apostle of that Name.

    Bucaniers of America: 1684

  • But out of the blue, he called St. James head coach Billy Hurston one day and asked if Hurston needed any assistant coaches.

    The Herald | - Front 2009

  • "Things," Helen said with delicate irony on the word St. James had chosen, 'are looking rather remarkably detached, if you ask me. "

    In the Presence of the Enemy George, Elizabeth 1996

  • At the Dublin brewery, called St. James's Gate, few know what to think, other than that the economic situation is bound to worsen.

    Ireland's Boom Falls Hard in Global Crisis 2009

  • In so far as the custom was founded on any particular text of Scripture, it may be considered to rest on the exhortation of St. James, which is cited by St. Boniface: "Pray for one another that ye may be saved, for the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

    The Customs of Old England

  • So also it was called St. James's wort, either because that great warrior and saint was the patron of horses, or because it blossoms on his day, July 25th: sometimes also the plant has been styled St.mmer wort.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie

  • King Charles still lived in Whitehall Palace, though he had another, of which you have heard, called St. James's Palace, in St. James's Park, quite near.

    The Children's Book of London

  • Shakspere translated the Scriptures and it was called St. James because he did it.

    What Is Man? and Other Essays Mark Twain 1872

  • The spot now known as St. James's Park was once a dismal marshy field.

    Westminster The Fascination of London A. Murray Smith 1868


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