Sabbath breaking

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the violation of the law of the Sabbath.

See also: Sabbath

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Ex officio professors of Sabbath breaking are all whalemen.
Sabbath breaking, gambling, drunkenness, pigeon flying, cock-fighting.
An Act to Amend section 4981 of the Revised Laws of 1905 relating to Sabbath Breaking, General Laws of the State of Minnesota Passed and Approved during the 1909 Session of the State Legislature, Chapter 267, House File No.
Robert Gray, a Sunderland curate, had agitated against the revival of horse racing in the town in the 1830s, and produced a pamphlet that condemned meetings as promoting drunkenness, sabbath breaking, and immorality.