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Aug 14, 2007
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Words related to calendar

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intercalary

(in-TUHR-kuh-ler-ee, -KAL-uh-ree) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

adjective: Inserted in a calendar (for example, a day or a month).

[From Latin inter- (between) + calare (to proclaim).]

"Ayyam i-Ha, the intercalary days of celebration, will be marked Sunday through Thursday by Baha'is."
Seven Days; Peoria Journal Star (Illinois); Feb 24, 2007.

See more usage examples of intercalary in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. -Socrates (469?-399 B.C.)

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