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George male forename; St George is patron saint of England. He is reputed in legend to have slain a dragon, and may have been martyred near Lydda in Palestine some time before the reign of Constantine. His cult did not become popular until the 6th century, and he probably became patron saint of England in the 14th century. He is taken as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His feast day is 23 April.

The George, a jewel bearing the image of the saint, forms part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter. St George's cross is a red vertical cross on a white background.
George Cross in the UK and Commonwealth countries, a decoration for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted in 1940 by King George VI and taking precedence over all other medals and decorations except the Victoria Cross. George Cross Island is a name for Malta, which was awarded the George Cross in recognition of the bravery of its inhabitants in the Second World War.
George Medal in the UK and Commonwealth countries, a medal for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted with the George Cross in 1940.

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George, river, c.345 mi (560 km) long, rising in a lake on the Quebec-Labrador boundary, E Canada. It flows N through Indian Lake (125 sq mi/324 sq km) to Ungava Bay (an arm of Hudson Strait).

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