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The Feast of Love

Author:Charles Baxter Pantheon Books High in the ranks of under-read and under-appreciated writers, along with Lydia Davis and Mary Robison, Baxter is best known for his provocative short stor…

The Devil's Dictionary: Feast

by Ambrose Bierce FASHIONFELONFEAST -n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemi…

Brewer's: Feast of Reason

There St. John [Sin-jn] mingles with the friendly bowl The feast of reason and the flow of soul. Pope: Imitations of Horace, ii. 1. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Brewer's: Feasts

Anniversary days of joy. They are either immovable or movable. The chief immovable feasts are the four rent-days—viz. the Annunciation or Lady-Day (March 25th), the Nativity of John t…

A Morass of Movable Feasts

A quick guide to the dates of Passover and Easter Related Links Easter FeaturesTale of Two EastersPassoverKosher for PassoverThe Jewish CalendarThe Christian Ecclesiastical Calen…

Brewer's: Bean Feast

Much the same as wayz-goose (q.v.). A feast given by an employer to those he employs. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bean GooseBean A B C D E F G H I…

Brewer's: Barmecide's Feast

A feast where there is nothing to eat; any illusion. Barmecide asked Schacabac, a poor, starving wretch, to dinner, and set before him an empty plate. “How do you like your soup?&#822…

Brewer's: Egg Feast

In Oxford the Saturday preceding Shrove Tuesday is so called; it is also called Egg-Saturday, because pasch eggs are provided for the students on that day. Source: Dictionary of Phrase an…

Brewer's: Ram Feast

(The). May morning is so called at Holne, near Dartmoor, because on that day a ram is run down in the “Ploy Field.” It is roasted whole, with its skin and fur, close by a granit…

Passover: Feast Without the Yeast

Why are some foods kosher and others not? by Michael Morrison Passover Dates (from sundown to sundown of the following dates) 2017 — April 10-18 2018 —…