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- n. The day before the beginning of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten, originally to use up milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during Lent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the last day before Lent
A few days after the ceremony a ballet was danced at the Arsenal in honour of the event, at which their Majesties and all the Court were present; and on Shrove Tuesday a tilting at the ring took place, where Mademoiselle de Montmorency delivered the prize to the victor.
And for sure the elephant was the right animal: Nayler's aura was the shape and consistency of a Shrove Tuesday pancake.