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teapeebubbles   Tuesday, 10/06/09 04:48:44 PM
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the worthless word for the day is: feriation

[fr. L. feriari < feria, holiday]
obs. holiday keeping; cessation of work
<a welcome midwinter feriation - D. Grambs>

"[A]s though there were any feriation in nature..."
- Sir Th. Browne, Pseudodoxia (1646)

"Simple feriation was enough for the weekend.
No binges, no feasts."
- Coleman Barks from New Words,
White Trash, ed. by Robert Grey (1976)

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