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movable feast

An event or occurrence that does not happen on a predictable schedule. Since Easter does not fall on the same calendar date each year, it's often called a movable feast.
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movable feast

 
1. Lit. a religious holiday that is on a different date from year to year. Easter is the best known movable feast.
2. Fig. a meal that is served in motion or with different portions of the meal served at different locations. (Jocular or a complete misunderstanding of {1} but in wide use.) We enjoyed a real movable feast on the train from Washington to Maimi.
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a movable feast

If an event is a movable feast, it can happen at different times or in different places. Held about 29 May, the festival was a movable feast. Working parents wish to spend time with their children after they get home, so bedtime has become a movable feast. Note: This expression originally referred to religious holidays that are always celebrated at about the same time of year, but not always on exactly the same day.
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a movable feast

an event which takes place at no regular time.
In a religious context a movable feast is a feast day (especially Easter Day and the other Christian holy days whose dates are related to it) which does not occur on the same calendar date each year.
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Further, in an insolvency event, movables subject to a registered collateral will not form part of debtor's assets, provided registration occurred prior to commencement of the insolvency procedures.
The enforcement regime introduced by the Movables Security Law represents a breakaway from the standard Civil Law system of enforcement.
It is noteworthy that, as the Movables Security Law provides banks with flexibility and discretion when it comes to enforcement, the law also requires banks to indemnify the debtor/guarantor and other rights holders against any damage caused by breach of the enforcement procedures.
I downloaded the software and was amazed at how simple dialing in a movable sight could actually be.
For a multi-pin movable, lock the sight in base position and then sight in your top pin.
Dialing in a movable sight for your bowhunting rig has never been simpler.
Movable bridges are common sights in rural areas such as upstate New York, where a dozen or so cross the Erie Canal.
Movable bridges, however, must endure the additional stresses of motion.
To address the structural, mechanical, and electrical needs of its movable bridges, New York City has implemented an aggressive reconstruction and rehabilitation program.
51] In addition to Article 52, Article 53 allows an occupying force to requisition private movable property, which may serve as war materiel, provided that the property be "restored at the conclusion of peace, and indemnities paid.
For movable state-owned water stores taken at the time the occupation began, there appear to be few restrictions other than the requirement that such stores can only be taken to meet Israel's military needs.
66] Thus, the civilian use of the water would entail a violation of the Hague Regulations under Article 52 or 53 even if, as may be argued by some scholars, the underground water may be deemed private or state movable property.
Perfection of security interests on movable assets, especially those of unincorporated MSMEs
Kafafy pointed out that the issuance of the movable assets law No.
The establishment of the movable assets registry will contribute to the improvement of Egypt's ranking in the Doing Business reports issued by the World Bank, especially the getting credit indicator," Kafafy said.