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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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By means of such objective tests as movability, insertion, deletion, substitution, as well as by judging the non-compositionality of the phrase from the contribution of its constituent parts, the differences in behaviour and restrictions of the classes will be observed on examples of actual sentences.
Movability in and of itself is not the controlling factor in deciding to which class of property an item belongs (Kramertoun Co.
The sea urchin tooth ligament is a convincing example of the use of catch connective tissue to connect skeletal ossicles that need firm connection as well as movability.
These variables are linearity, novelty, regularity, movability, concurrence and pace, and are derived from existing literature and our underlying conceptual framework.
Newton's relative spaces are not global reference frames, as absolute space is; rather they are localized pockets of space, endowed with movability.
Everyone says they're slow, I'm not so sure, that would depend on your expectations, where you have to be at what time, maybe it works out beautifully for them because they set their sights low, they don't get invitations that require fancy movability.
The positions, in turn, would favor some venue other than the commercial art gallery-or the art museum-both of which pivot on the movability and exchangeability of works of art.
There are many features which are unique to gold like its liquidity irrespective of the market conditions, movability, and resistance to inflation.
Pairing opulent elegance with lived-in movability, the clothes stick mainly to a palette of muted golds, ivories, blacks and silvers until Merteuil appears in dusty scarlet to receive news of the kill, her malice fully unsheathed for the first time.
In both types, the left-peripheral element of nominals play a role in the movability, as seen in the contrast between (36b) and (36c), and between OMNs and IMNs.
Foldability, configurability, flexibility, movability, convertability: How ever you want to articulate it, the equipment furnishing today's corporate training spaces needs to be mobile.
Make viewing easy for everyone using this Rotel mobile media unit with swivel top for total movability, pounds 89, from McCord (0870 908 7020).
There are many features which are unique to gold like its liquidity, irrespective of the market conditions, movability, and resistance to inflation
Interlock adjacent panels through an internal full height spline, simplifying installation and movability.