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Nativity (The)

means Christmas Day, the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.

The Cave of the Nativity is under the chancel of the “church of the Nativity.” In the recess, a few feet above the ground is a stone slab with a star cut in it, to mark the spot where the Saviour was born. Near it is a hollow scraped out of the rock, said to be the place where the infant Jesus was laid.

To cast a man’s nativity is to construct a plan or map out of the position, etc., of the twelve houses which belong to him, and to explain the scheme.

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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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Nation of Gentlemen
Nation of Shopkeepers
National Anthem
National Anthems
National Colours
National Convention
National Debt
National Exhibition
National Workshops
Nativity (The)
Natty Bumppo
Natural (A)
Naught (not “nought”)
Naughty Figs (Jeremiah xxiv. 2)