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holytide

[hoh-lee-tahyd] /ˈhoʊ liˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
a time of religious observances.
Origin of holytide
1100
before 1100; Middle English holi tid, Old English hālig tīd. See holy, tide1
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  • The wren, to seek for which used to be the sport dedicated to the holytide, was left unpursued and unslain.

    Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott

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