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  • n. Alternative spelling of almanac.


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  • It was not just for the sake of symmetry that we craved another mustard-coloured almanack to add to all the others on the shelf.

    Words of Wisden are now more relevant than ever

  • They received their leather-bound almanack from Mike Brearley at a sober affair (metaphorically, at least).

    Words of Wisden are now more relevant than ever

  • He is, without doubt, England's cricketer of the year and I expect Wisden will ratify this come the spring when it the venerable almanack selects its Five Cricketers of the Year.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Identify, please, a father and son double-act, a brace of lexicographers, the Prime Minister's generic neighbour, an almanack compiler and a naval hero and explain the journalistic connection.

    Christmas Quiz!

  • It's the caption to a Punch cartoon in its almanack for 1922.

    On tens, teens, or whatever

  • Rejoined she, “Know that the almanack-makers have certain signs and tokens, referring to the planets and constellations relative to the coming in of the year; and folk have learned something by experience.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • THEY have no newspaper; I have no almanack; the father is away for the day, and none of the others can help me, and they look contemptuously upon my desire for information on the subject.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Take time by the forelock; and, reducing the stature of your Magazine every month, bring it at last to the dimensions of the little almanack no longer issued, I regret to say, by the ingenious Mr. Schloss: which was invisible to the naked eye until examined through a little eye-glass.

    Miscellaneous Papers

  • An immense fire was blazing in the grate, an immense sheet-almanack hung over that, a screen, three or four chairs, and a faded Turkey carpet, formed the rest of the furniture of this remarkable room — which I have described thus particularly, because in the course of a long official life, I have remarked that such is the invariable decoration of political rooms.

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy

  • ‘Then, Sir, you would reduce all history to no better than an almanack, a mere chronological series of remarkable events.’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.


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