Golden number

A number in the 19-year cycle of the Moon, used for determining the date of Easter. (The Moon repeats its phases approximately every 19 years.) Add 1 to any given year and divide the result by 19; the remainder is the Golden Number. If there is no remainder, the Golden Number is 19.

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Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.

Solar Cycle

A period of 28 years in the Julian calendar, at the end of which the days of the month return to the same days of the week.


Fear of extreme cold, frost, or ice


The long-term atmospheric conditions of an area; the "average" weather conditions, along with normal variations and extremes.


Droplets of water which have condensed on objects, such as plants, which have cooled below the dewpoint temperature of the air.

Dominical letter

A letter from A to G, denoting Sundays in the ecclesiastical calendar for a given year, determined by the date on which the first Sunday falls. If it falls on January 1, the letter (for the year) is A; if it falls on January 2, the letter is B; and so on.


Work of little or no value done merely to look busy.

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