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Tenebrae

(Encyclopedia) Tenebrae tĕn´ĕbrā [key] [Lat.,=darkness], in the Roman Catholic Church, ceremony performed on the Wednesday and following evenings of Holy Week . As the choir…

Holy Week

(Encyclopedia) Holy Week, week before Easter . Its chief days are named Palm Sunday , Maundy Thursday , Good Friday , and Holy Saturday. In Christian life it is…

Hill, Geoffrey

(Encyclopedia) Hill, Geoffrey (Sir Geoffrey William Hill), 1932–2016, English poet, b. Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, grad. Oxford. Widely hailed as one of the finest poets of his…

Brewer's: Ex Luce Lucellum

To make a gain out of light; to make a cheese-paring from lucifer-matches. When Robert Lowe proposed to tax lucifer-matches, he suggested that the boxes should be labelled Ex luce lucellum…