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Leap year   /lip jɪr/   Listen
Leap year

In the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400.  Synonyms: 366 days, bissextile year, intercalary year.

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"Leap year" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the principle we could allow Homer to be born in Chios on Mondays, in Colophon on Tuesdays, and so with each of the seven cities which starved him. They use up the week nicely. On the odd day of leap year we might concede that he never existed, and allow him to be resolved into the pieces into which he was torn by Wolf. Had this pacificatory principle been discovered earlier, "The Letters of Phalaris" would never have fluttered Europe, and Swift would have had no need to write "The Battle ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... second, how could the males have strengthened their minds by fighting for the females if, at the same time, the females were breeding the hair off by selecting the males? Or, did the males select for three years and then allow the females to do the selecting during leap year? ...
— In His Image • William Jennings Bryan

... (metal) plumbo. Lead astray deturni. Lead away dekonduki. Leaf (tree) folio. Leaf folio. League (union) ligo. Leaguer ligano. Leak guteti. Lean klini. Lean malgrasa. Lean, to grow malgrasigxi. Leap salti. Leap forward antauxensalti. Leap year superjaro. Learn lerni. Learn (news, etc.) sciigxi. Learn (thoroughly) ellerni. Learned (man) klerulo, scienculo. Lease lukontrakto. Leash ligilo. Least malplej. Least, at almenaux. Leather ledo. Leave lasi. Leave (bequeath) testamenti. Leave (depart) deiri. ...
— English-Esperanto Dictionary • John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

Words linked to "Leap year" :   year, twelvemonth, yr

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