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Bissextile

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Leap-year. We add a day to February in leap-year, but the Romans counted the 24th of February twice. Now, the 24th of February was called by them “dies bissextus” (sexto calendas Martias), the sextile or sixth day before March 1st; and this day being reckoned twice (bis) in leap-year, was calledannus bissextus.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Biscuit (French-Latin, bis, twice; cuit, baked)
Bise
Bishop (Evêque)
Bishop, Cardinal, Pope (as beverages):
Bishop Barnaby
Bishop in Partibus
Bishop of Hippo
Bishop’s Apron
Bishop’s Bible (The)
Bishop’s Mitre
Bissextile
Bisson
Bistonians
Bit
Bit (of a horse)
Bit
Bite
Bite
Bitelas
Bites and Bams
Biting Remark (A)

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