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fast day

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noun
  1. a day on which fasting is observed, especially such a day appointed by some ecclesiastical or civil authority.
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Origin of fast day

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Hossback-ridin' a'n't for them,—except once a year, on Fast-day.

    The Professor at the Breakfast Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)

  • In the first place, the preaching of that Fast-day was ‘pertinent’ and to the point.

  • The preaching of that Fast-day was with great authority also.

  • It was a Friday, but they had quite forgotten to provide a fast-day dinner.

  • There was a smell of damp, of incense, and of fast-day fare.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky