- the last day of Shrovetide, long observed as a season of merrymaking before Lent.
Origin of Shrove Tuesday
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So ended the Shrove-Tuesday, which had begun so gloriously for the young artist.A Word Only A Word, Complete
"Uncle will come for you on Shrove-Tuesday," wrote her Aunt.Not Quite Eighteen
I remember one Shrove-Tuesday when she went to bed at eight o'clock.Les Misrables
But if you do so juggle, look to't. Shrove-Tuesday is at hand, and I have some acquaintance with bricklayers and plasterers.
Shrove-Tuesday was a holiday for apprentices and working people, as appears by several contemporary writers.
- the last day of Shrovetide; Pancake Day
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