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Ash-Wednesday

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A poem by T. S. Eliot.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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6 words

... Wednesday First day of ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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22 words

... Wednesday . So-called because of the practice of marking with ash the foreheads of clergy and people at the beginning of Lent...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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66 words

... Wednesday The first day of *Lent . It was understood by the 7th century as occurring 40 days (not counting Sundays) before *Easter . The high medieval *liturgy featured the marking of a *cross in ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as they were reminded of their eventual return to the dust of the earth (Genesis 3:19). Elizabeth C. Teviotdale Ash-Wednesday.org, 17 July 2007 www.ash-wednesday.org...

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Dominic Bellenger

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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2022
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Religion
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170 words

...and people, a rite still ordered for Ash Wednesday in the Roman. In the Catholic Church Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are now the only days on which fasting is prescribed universally. Dominic Bellenger K. W. Stevenson , Worship: Wonderful and Sacred Mystery (Washington, DC, 1992), 159–87 (‘Origins and Development of Ash Wednesday’). F. Cabrol , OSB, in DACL 2 (1910), cols 3037–44, s.v. ‘Cendres’, with...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
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History, Regional and National History
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103 words

... Wednesday , 16 February 1983 (named because the day fell on Ash Wednesday of the Christian calendar), was the worst day of bushfires in Victoria and SA since Black Friday , 1939 . The fires were exacerbated by extreme temperatures and drought. Among the worst-affected areas were Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Cockatoo, Mount Macedon, Upper Beaconsfield, Belgrave, and Warburton in Victoria, and the Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley in SA. A total of 71 lives were lost, 2300 houses destroyed, and 350 000 hectares of land burned. Valuable artistic property of musician...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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2003

... Wednesday . Some children's seasonal games used traditionally to begin on this date, notably marbles . In Sussex, Hampshire, and Middlesex up to the 1950s, children brought an ash-twig with a black bud on it to school; any who were caught without one would be pinched or stamped on by the others, up until noon. Some maintained that it must then be thrown away at once ( Vickery , 1995 : 17). This must be related to the Catholic ritual of blackening one's brow with ashes, but whether as parody or as misunderstanding of the word ‘ash’ is impossible to say; it...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
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... Wednesday . The first day of Lent . At one time public penitents were ceremoniously admitted to begin their penance on this day; when this discipline was dropped, the general penance of the congregation took its place. This was symbolized by the imposition of ashes on the heads of clergy and people, a rite still ordered in the Roman Missal and now restored in many parts of the Anglican...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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...-Wednesday , poem by T.S. Eliot , was published in 1930 as a profession of his faith in the Church of England and represented a statement of the faith which he had called for at the end of The Waste Land . By employing certain portions of Dante 's Divine Comedy and a sermon of Lancelot Andrewes in the frame of reference within which this poem of doubt and faith is constructed, Eliot manages to objectify the emotions he desires to evoke, concerning the security, the emotional satisfaction, and the profound truth that he can find only by accepting the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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2016

...Ash Wednesday n phrase ˌaʃ 'wensdɛ: sp ashwensday 1 > Wednesday ...

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A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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... Wednesday Wednesday 16 February 1983 (Ash Wednesday) day of bushfires in SA and Vic., with the loss of 71 lives 1983 Sydney Morning Herald 18 Feb. 2: The Ash Wednesday Disaster [heading] 1984 Australian 28 Jan. Mag. 4: The threat of more devastating Ash Wednesdays is always part of the Australian landscape. 1990 Pat Richardson Belle the Bushie 101: ‘A lot of the people who were burnt out in the Ash Wednesday fires have re-built and ignored the advice they got to fire-proof their...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... Wednesday the first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence, and so named from the custom of marking the foreheads of penitents with ashes on that...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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7 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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8 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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21 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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52 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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50 words
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A poem by T. S. Eliot.

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