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Ember days

  

      pl n     (R.C. and Anglican Church)   any of four groups of three days (always Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) of prayer and fasting, the groups occurring after Pentecost, after the first Sunday of Lent, after the feast of St Lucy (Dec. 13), and after the feast of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14)  
     (Old English ymbrendæg, from ymbren, perhaps from ymbryne a (recurring) period, from ymb around + ryne a course + dæg day)  
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ember  
      n  
1    a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire  
2    the fading remains of a past emotion  
the embers of his love     
     (Old English æmyrge; related to Old Norse eimyrja ember, eimr smoke, Old High German eimuria ember)  


Ember days  
      pl n     (R.C. and Anglican Church)   any of four groups of three days (always Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) of prayer and fasting, the groups occurring after Pentecost, after the first Sunday of Lent, after the feast of St Lucy (Dec. 13), and after the feast of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14)  
     (Old English ymbrendæg, from ymbren, perhaps from ymbryne a (recurring) period, from ymb around + ryne a course + dæg day)  
ember goose  
      n   not in ornithological use      another name for the       great northern diver  
     (C18: from Norwegian emmer-gaas)  
Ember week  
      n   a week in which Ember days fall  

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n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
exp.
Outfit Of The Day
langage internet
exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
first day date for calculation of pregnancy
For calculation of Pregnancy Age
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
adj.
relating to the present day; of today
[rare] Ex.: Steve can't stand his hodiernal life in the bustling city any more and thinks about moving to the countryside
n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
o.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
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