• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Decemberly wintry, cold
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  • Italo Svevo
    Italo Svevo
    “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”


May-December romance - When one person in a relationship is a lot older than the other, it is a May-December romance ('May-December love affair' is also used).


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. decem, ten.


In literature:

The total of the expenses connected with the three Orphan Houses, from December 9, 1838, to December 9, 1839, is L960, 9s.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
Colonel, 1st December, 1776.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
For instance, a beautiful eclipse of the moon occurred on the 5th of December, 1881.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Thenceforward, until his fall on the 31st of December 1904, Koerber governed practically without parliament.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Elected to the Priori for the months of November and December.
"Luca Signorelli" by Maud Cruttwell
Since December 4, I reckon everything from that murder, now, as they reckon longitude from Greenwich.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
It was repaired, and a second trial was made on the 8th of December 1903.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The coffee trees are in bloom from September to December.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
They reached Venango, seventy miles distant, on the fourth day of December.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Stephen's wife died soon after his return, and was buried at Stoke Newington on December 10, 1796.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen

In poetry:

So might I yesterday have sung;
To-day, in bleak December's noon,
Come sweetest fragrance, shapes, and hues,
The rosy wealth of June!
"Winter Roses" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They wait their crowns, the naked kings!
And down the avenues of night
The frosty god, December, brings
Them glistening diadems of white.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
It was a frosty December
Victor was only eighteen,
But his figures were neat and his margins were straight
And his cuffs were always clean.
"Victor" by W H Auden
There fierce December seldom goes,
With scorching step and dust and drouth;
But, soft and low, October blows
Sweet odours from her dewy mouth.
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
Autumn and Winter,
Summer and Spring--
Hath Time no other song to sing?
Weary we grow of the changeless tune--
"Time's Monotone" by Richard Le Gallienne
Cheerful as soaring lark, and mild
As evening blackbird's full-toned lay,
When the relenting sun has smiled
Bright through a whole December day.
"St. Simon And St. Jude" by John Keble

In news:

While our December issue content is still a week or two away, you can check out our December source book , covering access control and biometrics, right now, right here.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:47 Written by Christian Science Monitor Thursday, 16 December 2010 00:00.
Drive-Thru Festivities Every Night from 5pm to 9pmFrom December 8th to December 23rd Admission is FREE.
Earth Calendar for December 10th and December 11th.
Earth Calendar for December 10th and December 11th .
Hub City Fencing Academy student Tristan Quinton of Colonia, age 16, took sixth place in the Division II Men's Sabre fencing event at the December North American Cup held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of December 7th.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on December 7 to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Earth Calendar for December 7th and December 8th .
Full payment of $95 will be accepted from December 3rd thru December 21st from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 Hadley Ave Cost will cover the entire camp and include a t-shirt.
Winter Weather Advisory issued December 10 at 3:33AM EST until December 10 at 7:00AM EST by NWS.
Frontman Axl Rose says he's excited to perform for the band's fans in Bangalore on December 7, in Mumbai on December 9 and in Gurgaon on December 12.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, have moved 2013 dividend payments into December or declared special December dividends .
A documentary chronicling the events of the Honor Flight trip will be shown at Cedar Creek Cinemas on Wednesday, December 5 through Friday, December 7.
The Charlevoix Public Library is hosting its annual drop-in December holiday crafts event during regular library hours in December.
Earth Calendar for December 10th and December 11th.

In science:

The location of the flux ratios fr om the optical maximum in 2000 December suggests that the He + emitting region is very dense, Ne >∼ 1012 cm−3 , and radiates at T e >∼ 20 000 K.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
The history and recent developments of this research area are highlighted in the proceedings of a workshop held at EURANDOM in December 2003 (see van Enter, Le Ny and Redig ).
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
This recurrent X-ray transient was initially identified by ESA’s International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory INTEGRAL in 2004 December, during a series of Galactic plane scans conducted every 12 d (Shaw et al. 2005).
Pushing the limit on neutron star spin rates
This was done in December 2004 to February 2005 during relatively good atmospheric conditions.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The additional set of follow-up holography measurements in December 2004 – February 2005 did not suffer from this signal saturation, and no artefact was observed in these follow-up maps.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas