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  • v. Present participle of feast.
  • n. A feast, or an occasion on which people or animals feast

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)


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  • In Cholula, many families opt to attend the Misa de Gallo, the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, and do not begin feasting until afterward.

    A Mexican Christmas dinner: tamales, turkey, tejocotes

  • I am sticking this recipe in my cap — it will be a nice treat to have after all the feasting is over and we head into the lean months.

    Drinking Chocolate | Baking Bites

  • Why then, when a burst of hiccups interrupts the feasting, is the mood as it must have been, aboard the engine-less Jumbo on its precipitous descent?

    Drop The Pilot

  • Nile,593 and squandering the rest of my money in feasting and carousing till the time drew near for the departure of my uncles, when I fled from them and hid myself.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They passed the day in feasting and wine-drinking and diversion and delight till night-fall, when they supped and prayed the sundown prayers, and the night orisons; after which they sat conversing and carousing, and Nasir and Mansur fell to telling stories whilst Abdullah hearkened.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now, fellow astronauts, I need to collapse on the floor somewhere, so begin feasting on these audio treats without me ...

    December 16th, 2006

  • The only recreation mentioned besides feasting is exercising their arms (guns).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The First Thanksgiving (the original account).

  • On either of these unsavory dishes, with a biscuit and a glass or two of Rhine wine, he cared not how sour, he called feasting sumptuously.

    Stories of Authors, British and American

  • After this there were great rejoicings and merrymakings, but when a few days had passed away in feasting, the farmer became restless, and begged to be allowed to take his daughter home with him for a short visit, in order to convince his wife the girl was well and happy.

    Tales of the Punjab

  • The "great voice" of commercial din, boasting, and feasting, is "destroyed"; but in its stead there is the wave-like roar of her voice in her "destruction" (Jer 51: 54).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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  • If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before

    I turn away. It is the hour of fate,

    And they who follow me reach every state

    Mortals desire, and conquer every foe

    Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate,

    Condemned to failure, penury, and woe,

    Seek me in vain and uselessly implore.

    I answer not, and I return no more!

    - John James Ingalls, 'Opportunity'.

    September 15, 2009