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Definition(s):

  • (n) twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus

Usage(s):

  1. As the partial federal shutdown stretched into a twelfth day, deadlocked White House and GOP negotiators took their time returning to the bargaining table.
  2. In 1911, the revolution unfurled its desperate banners; and, by the twelfth day of the following year, China, the oldest of monarchies, had become a republic.
  3. On the twelfth day the skinny white mongrel rolled over, struggled to its front feet, barked a dismal bark.

News

  1. Congress cuts town despite no shutdown deal

    And on the twelfth day, Congress rested. Despite the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt limit, many members of Congress headed out of town Saturday for the Columbus Day weekend. The House has adjourned until noon Monday, and while the Senate will convene tomorrow, members are not required to stay in town because no votes are scheduled. Washington's Reagan National Airport was ...
    on October 13, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. House adjourns until noon Monday; No Senate votes scheduled

    And on the twelfth day, Congress rested. Despite the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt limit, many members of Congress headed out of town Saturday for the Columbus Day weekend.
    on October 13, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Congress cuts town despite no deal to end shutdown

    Washington (CNN) - And on the twelfth day, Congress rested. Despite the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt limit, many members of Congress headed out of town Saturday for the Columbus Day weekend. The House has adjourned until noon Monday, and while the Senate will convene tomorrow, members are not required to stay in […]
    on October 13, 2013     Source: CNN Political Ticker

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