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 Wile away Time (not While).Wil’helm Mei’ster (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wilfrid (St.).
Patron saint of bakers, being himself of the craft. (634–709.)   1
   St. Wilfrid’s Needle is a narrow passage in the crypt of Ripon cathedral, built by Odo, Archbishop of Canterbury, and used to try whether virgins deserve the name or not. It is said that none but virgins can pass this ordeal.   2

 Wile away Time (not While).Wil’helm Mei’ster (2 syl.). 

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