Twelfth Day


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Twelfth Day

n. Ecclesiastical
Epiphany.

Twelfth Day

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. Jan 6, the twelfth day after Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany, formerly observed as the final day of the Christmas celebrations
b. (as modifier): Twelfth-Day celebrations.

Twelfth′ Day′


n.
Epiphany; formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Twelfth Day - twelve days after ChristmasTwelfth day - twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Jan, January - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
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I took no food, or no drink either, on the eleventh or the twelfth day.
On the twelfth day my throat was so painful that, taking the chance of alarming the Martians, I attacked the creaking rain-water pump that stood by the sink, and got a couple of glassfuls of blackened and tainted rain water.
Given at our palace at Belfaborac, the twelfth day of the ninety-first moon of our reign."
When, therefore, the morning of the twelfth day had now come, Phoebus Apollo spoke among the immortals saying, "You gods ought to be ashamed of yourselves; you are cruel and hard-hearted.
Then King Priam spoke to them saying, "Bring wood, O Trojans, to the city, and fear no cunning ambush of the Argives, for Achilles when he dismissed me from the ships gave me his word that they should not attack us until the morning of the twelfth day."
So quickly was this order filled that on the twelfth day after the arrival of the cablegram, the ships were on their way to Messina with the lumber.
And on the twelfth day, as he was lying on the funeral pile, he returned to life and told them what he had seen in the other world.
It was not until the twelfth day that he returned, to find both Lucy's notes awaiting him; he had left before he knew of Maggie's arrival.
The end of it was that I did return to Venice on the twelfth day; and as my gondola gently bumped against Miss Bordereau's steps a certain palpitation of suspense told me that I had done myself a violence in holding off so long.
About the twelfth day, the weather abating a little, the master made an observation as well as he could, and found that he was in about eleven degrees north latitude, but that he was twenty-two degrees of longitude difference west from Cape St.
He added that the number of pilgrims who received health services in the ministry's facilities reached about half a million pilgrims from the first day of the month of Dhul-Qaida until the twelfth day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.
The Glorious twelfth, which falls on the twelfth day of August, is the busiest day of the shooting season and large amounts of game are shot on this date.