from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See twelfthtide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The twelfth day after Christmas; the festival of the Epiphany, occurring on the 6th of January. Also called Twelfth-tide. See Epiphany.
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Upon the twelfth-day morning, as we hear say, the winds had borne them far away to Isenstein in Brunhild's land.
The mother cannot go out of doors until after the Barhi or twelfth-day ceremony.
Mr. Goodlet was barred out of his school last Monday by his scholars, for Christmas holidays, which are to continue till twelfth-day; but my scholars are of a more quiet nature, and have consented to have four or five days now, and to have their full holiday in May next, when I propose by the permission of Providence to go home, where I hope to see the good and benevolent Laura.
"Remember that for my Biography!" he said to me gravely on twelfth-day in 1849, after telling me what he had done the night before; and as gravely I now redeem my laughing promise that I would.
The 6th of January, 1666, twelfth-day, stilo novo, my husband sent Mr. John Price, one of his secretaries, to Lisbon, to advertise that King, by the Conde de Castel Melhor, of his intended journey the week following.
The 16th of January, 1666, being twelfth-day, English account, my husband began his journey from Madrid to Portugal.
Upon the twelfth-day morning, as we hear say, the winds had borne them far away to Isenstein in Brunhild’s land.
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