quarter day

NOUN
  1. a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
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How To Use quarter day In A Sentence

  • It takes approximately 365 and a quarter days for the earth to revolve around the sun.
  • For the twelve months of the sun contain three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter days, and so because the quarter becomes a whole, in four years an extra day is completed, which is called bis-sextile. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • The origin of Groundhog Day is derived from earlier celebrations held on the cross-quarter day of February 2, dates variously known as Brigid's Night in Ireland (festival of the Celtic goddess of poetry, birth, weddings, smithcraft, and healing), Oimelc / Imbolc / Imbolg in Scotland, and Candlemas in England. UUpdates - All updates
  • Until comparatively recently in Scotland, the Celtic new year's day was one of the four ancient quarter days on which rents were due, leases came up for renewal and annual employment contracts ended.
  • It takes approximately 365 and a quarter days for the earth to revolve around the sun.
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