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Shrove Tuesday

(Encyclopedia)Shrove Tuesday, day before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent). In the Latin countries it is the last day of the carnival, called by the French Mardi Gras. ...

Tuesday

(Encyclopedia)Tuesday: see week.

Liberal

(Encyclopedia)Liberal, city (1990 pop. 16,573), seat of Seward co., SW Kans.; founded 1888, inc. 1945. It is the trade center for a grazing and farm area. Oil and natural gas are extracted, and helium is processed ...

Mardi Gras

(Encyclopedia)Mardi Gras mär´d grä [key], last day before the fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means fat Tuesday and was so called because it rep...

Lent

(Encyclopedia)Lent [Old Eng. lencten,=spring], Latin Quadragesima (meaning 40; thus the 40 days of Lent). In Christianity, Lent is a time of penance, prayer, preparation for or recollection of baptism, and preparat...

soccer

(Encyclopedia)soccer, outdoor ball and goal game, also called association football or simply football. The first recorded game probably was that on a Shrove Tuesday in Derby, England, part of a festival to celebrat...

carnival

(Encyclopedia)carnival, communal celebration, especially the religious celebration in Catholic countries that takes place just before Lent. Since early times carnivals have been accompanied by parades, masquerades,...

Tiw

(Encyclopedia)Tiw t´oo [key], Norse Tyrtür [key], ancient Germanic god. Originally a highly revered sky god, he was later worshiped as a god of war and of athletic events. He was identified with the Roman war...

Echternach

(Encyclopedia)Echternach kh´trnäkh [key], town (1991 pop. 4,211), E Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on the Sûre (Sauer) River, at the western border of Germany. It manufactures plastics and is an agricultural, ...

Munich

(Encyclopedia)Munich myoo´nk [key], Ger. Münchenmün´khn [key], city (1994 pop. 1,255,623), capital of Bavaria, S Germany, on the Isar River near the Bavarian Alps. It is a financial, commercial, industria...

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