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fe ree uh

  • n  a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
    in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday
  • n  (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint

  • Every spring the siren calls to travel are very much the same--Oh, to be in England, now that April's there, or at the bullfights at the feria de abril in Seville--yet new .
  • All the immemorial sights are here too: the revelry following the feria at Seville, the impact of the roomful of Velzquez paintings at the Prado, the soaring, glowing Gothic .
  • Swinging into the spirit of the feria, Jackie donned the traditional comb and mantilla to accompany Garrigues to her second bullfight.
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