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    August 7, 2008

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    August 6, 2008

  • v.i., Of a couple: to sit up together at night as a recognized part of courtship — couples would sit together by candlelight for a period of time determined by the length of a burning candle provided by the courted woman's family. An Afrikaner (originally Dutch) courtship custom practiced in the province of North-Holland in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and current in South Africa well into the 20th.

    August 6, 2008