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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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The registry of movable property, where information on movable objects will be stored, will allow, for example, any credit institution to check the object before it is accepted as a pledge, whether this object is a collateral object for another loan.
There was upsurge of searches conducted by financial institutions in 2018 due to their increased participation in the movable asset lending regime and continuous sensitization to the users to ensure they conduct searches to determine the level of encumbrances before undertaking any financial transaction.
Chelicera 0.30/0.15 (2.0) [0.41/0.19 (2.1-2.2)], movable finger 0.16 [0.20-0.21].
The Movable Assets Security Law requires the establishment of an official security registry where recognised security interests (including the assignment of earnings and account securities) should be registered.
He said: "The mortgage of movable property allows companies, including SMEs, to pledge their movable properties as security for loans from banks and financial institutes.
Movable Ink--a technology company that allows marketers to send emails that change at the moment of open according to the context of each recipient--signed a 10-year lease to occupy 54,782 rentable square feet of pre-built space, occupying the entire 8th and 9th floors.
The Movables Security Law allowed for the first time non-possessory charges over movable property to exist and introduced collateral registries for movable assets as well as special enforcement of securities.
Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Industry and Trade Mr Cliff Chiunda said, "The establishment of the collateral registry, and the enactment of the law that underpins it, will encourage banks, microfinance institutions and leasing companies to provide lending secured by movable properties.
This bill has been developed by a working group in order to improve the legal and regulatory framework in the field of collateral relationship involving the registration of pledges of movable property and modernization of the unified state register on pledges of movable property.
The resultant force comes from the damping pressure profile across the lower surface of the movable plate.
Manoj Tiwari, the BJP candidate in North East Delhi, reported an income of ` 85.5 lakh while his movable assets were worth ` 6.9 crore and immovable assets ` 12.9 crore.
Al-Khurma, Saudi Arabia, Safar 28, 1435, Dec 31, 2013, SPA -- Prince Mishl bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chief of Allegiance-Pledge Commission, received at his farm in Al-Khurama, Qassim Region of Saudi Arabia, this evening administration staff of Prince Mishl's movable prayer places project.
Two new movable bridges will be built in Bizerte, announced the Director General of the Fund of Deposits and Consignments.
Over the years, several accomplished bowhunting friends have attempted to mitigate the problem by switching from multi-pin bow sights to single-pin movable sights.
Gutenberg is given credit as the source of movable type printing.