On shrove Tuesday, my sister had five attacks, which she assured me were the worst she had ever had.
shrove Sunday has its range between the 1st of February and the 7th of March.
Luther was riding slowly on the road to Wittemberg: it was already the second day of his journey, and shrove Tuesday.
But on certain occasions, such as shrove Tuesday, for instance, ah!
shrove Tuesday happened to be a few days after we had sold the cow.
But, at last, he judged that all would be in readiness on the 20th of February, shrove Sunday.
There had been an unusual amount of talk this year about the parade on shrove Tuesday.
He must have disguised himself to take part in the shrove Sunday carnival.
It's so easy to find out a wedding-party that passed through the street on a shrove Tuesday, a week afterwards.
On shrove Tuesday, all the ball-rooms in the city were opened.
"shrift, shriving," 1570s, shortened from Shrovetide (early 15c.), from schrof-, related to schrifen (see shrive). Shrove Tuesday (c.1500) is from practice of celebration and merrymaking before going to confession at the beginning of Lent.
Old English scrifan "assign, prescribe, ordain, decree; impose penance, hear confession; have regard for, care for," apparently originally "to write" (strong, past tense scraf, past participle scrifen), from West Germanic *skriban (cf. Old Saxon scriban, Old Frisian skriva "write; impose penance;" Old Dutch scrivan, Dutch schrijven, German schreiben "to write, draw, paint;" Danish skrifte "confess"), an early borrowing from Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)), which in Old English and Scandinavian developed further to "confess, hear confession."