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Twelfth Day

noun
1.
the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities.
Origin of Twelfth Day
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English
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  • The solemn ceremony of wedlock will be on the Twelfth Day from now, O Tezcat.'

    Montezuma's Daughter H. Rider Haggard
  • They followed him, and on Twelfth Day laid the charter before him.

  • In that solitary cabin, on this desolate spot, the illustrious Abraham Lincoln was born on the Twelfth Day of February, 1809.

  • The Twelfth Day since their return was a dark one for everybody.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • In the evening of the Twelfth Day after leaving the Limpopo, they reached a small river, which Macora called the Luize.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • He's only a boy—he won't be twenty-one till the Twelfth Day of next April.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • On the Twelfth Day Dehns was better, and they made an expedition to attempt to recover the lost ski, but in vain.

    Switzerland Frank Fox
  • It is noticed most frequently about the Twelfth Day after operation.

  • On the Twelfth Day, at the dawn of morning, she emerged from beneath the waves, and went up to Olympus.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day

noun
1.
  1. Jan 6, the twelfth day after Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany, formerly observed as the final day of the Christmas celebrations
  2. (as modifier): Twelfth-Day celebrations
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