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A period of time containing 365 (or 366) days.  Synonyms: twelvemonth, year.  "In the year 1920"

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"Yr" Quotes from Famous Books

... the poor midwife durst not refuse to go, however much it was her duty to stay where she was. So she mounted behind him, and off they went, like the flight of a swallow, through Cwmllan, over the Bwlch, down Nant yr Aran, and over the Gadair to Cwm Hafod Ruffydd before the poor woman had time even to say Oh! When they got there, she saw before her a magnificent mansion, splendidly lit up with such lamps as she had never before seen. They entered the court, ...
— The Science of Fairy Tales - An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology • Edwin Sidney Hartland

... totally unable to act or even think for herself. One instance I need only mention, tho' I do not vouch for the truth of it, further than as being a report current in the Garrison. The French have kindly offered to send 4,000 troops to Minorca in order to take care of it for yr good friends the Spaniards, and a Squadron is fitting out at Toulon to carry them there. After your alarming account of the naval preparations in the three kingdoms you will expect that I, who am ...
— Before and after Waterloo - Letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802;1814;1814) • Edward Stanley

Words linked to "Yr" :   intercalary year, financial year, New Year, Holy Year, common year, off year, civil year, year of grace, decennary, Y2K, leap year, decennium, fiscal year, twelvemonth, 366 days, calendar year, 365 days, period of time, Christian year, time period, year, decade, annum, church year, period, bissextile year

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