from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense of shrive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past of shrive.
- v. To join in the festivities of Shrovetide.
- v. To make merry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. of shrive.
- intransitive v. To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make merry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take part in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, in general, to make merry.
- Preterit of shrive.
- n. Shrift; shriving: used only in composition, or in such phrases as Shrove Tuesday. See shrift and shriving.
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Tomorrow being Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent in the Latin rite, this is Shrove Tuesday -- "shrove" as in "shriven".
Nebber mind, I not eat stack of cats – i can has shrove toosday stak of pancakes insted!
I can has maple sirip 4 shrove toosday to eat stack of cats?
I thought of you today and the whole Lent: you're doing it wrong thing you posted about with shrove tuesday/ash wednesday.
Labels: pancake, shrove Tuesday, Sweet Foods + Baking posted by Niki at
Labels: pancake, shrove Tuesday, Sweet Foods + Baking
I made your wholemeal pancakes for my shrove Tuesday and they were fantastic.
COOPER: Well, by the Christian calendar, tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, the world shrove from the old English word -- verb to -- to shrive, meaning to absolve.
Councillor Lemur killed Iolar, who was another Flier, for the same reason; I shrove Iolar before he died.
Upon a monthly basis, I shrove Patera Bull, His Cognizance's prothonotary, as he me.