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  • proper n. In Slavic culture, a traditional Yuletide gift-bearing character.


Translation from Russian Дед Мороз (Ded Moróz) (lit.: Grandfather Frost) (Wiktionary)


  • They lived in the village of Elst, which lies in the Province of Friesland, and this January night they were fast asleep under the large thatched roof of their mother's and father's farmhouse, not knowing how busy Father Frost was outside.

    A Day on Skates: The Story of a Dutch Picnic


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