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Ninian

/ˈnɪnjən/
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1.
Saint. ?360–?432 ad, the first known apostle of Scotland; built a stone church (candida casa) at Whithorn on his native Solway; preached to the Picts. Feast day: Sept 16
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  • There was news of ninian for them when they reached the Manor.

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  • But ninian and Mary were on their way down to the boats, and so he did not get far.

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  • ninian Mahaffy, Esq., was as much above the middle size as Mr. Collis was below it.

  • Gilbert summoned Roger and Henry and ninian to a solemn council.

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  • It was then that ninian decided that he would like to be a shipbuilder.

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  • The Dean had talked largely to ninian on the subject of his career.

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  • Gilbert and ninian would fill his mind, and of course there would be Mrs. Graham and Mary.

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  • But ninian had as little desire to be a priest as he had to be an ambassador.

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  • Calderwood names him N. Kennedy; hence he has been called ninian; but see note .

  • I'd give the world to go with you and ninian and Roger, but I'll have to do what he wants.

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