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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
the first Monday after twelfth day; so called from a diversion called fiol- plough, which was formerly in use on Ash-Wednesday, but afterwards transferred to this day. Old ploughs are preserved in the belfries of Bassingbourne and Barrington. Plough alms were one penny paid for every plough harnessed between Easter and Pentecost in 878, and in 960 payable on the fifteenth night after Easter.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Plough-Monday'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/plough-monday.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.