civil day


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil day a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 20,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing in action in the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862. This was the bloodiest one-day fight during the Civil War.
    • Civil day the mean solar day, used in the ordinary reckoning of time, and among most modern nations beginning at mean midnight; its hours are usually numbered in two series, each from 1 to 12. This is the period recognized by courts as constituting a day. The Babylonians and Hindoos began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight.
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In literature:

She was allowed the "civilities of the day," so she must depend on those.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
This day commences at noon, twelve hours before the civil day, and ends at noon of the day following.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It will be a fight between civilization and degeneration, and civilization will carry the day.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
The 13th of March is a day which will be remembered with much gratification by the promoters of civil and religious liberty.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Next day they proceeded on their excursion, and found native civility on the alert every where.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
Even to-day those who visit that famous institution of civilization are still shown Most's cell.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906" by Various
Here he was received with great civility, as well upon account of Lord St. Leger's letter, as being an old school-fellow of Mr. Day's father.
"The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man" by Unknown
Kentucky was becoming every day a more settled and civilized region, and Boone's heart grew sick.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
In the old days German ascendancy had been secured by the common army, the civil service and the court.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
I was asked the other day to recommend a coach to two young rascals who want to be forked into the Civil Service.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
As to Juliet, he hardly dared pass a civil time of day with her, so terrible a trial had his thwarted desires in regard to her become.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
But to-day they frequently recruit for the plantations on the Solomons, and there come into contact with civilization.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
To-day, however, though they were civil enough, the field-mice and harvest mice seemed pre-occupied.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
The first stage in the final theistic history of the world up to the present day, polytheism, appears in all the great civilized nations.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
There is scarcely a portion of the world so far from civilization as Indiana was at that day.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The civil marriage takes place either the day before or early on the same day as the religious ceremony.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
It does not by any means follow that their civil day began at this time.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
This was excitement enough for one day, and we returned to camp feeling that we were once more in touch with civilization.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
This desire is seen in the lowest tribes and in the highest civilization of to-day.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
But the King and his Court got off their horses, and said good-day in the most civil way.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke

In poetry:

For now arose the fatal day
For civil discord fam'd,
When YORK from LANCASTER'S proud sway
The regal sceptre claim'd.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
The rest I pass, one sentence I unsay.
Had de Valera eaten parnell's heart
No loose-lipped demagogue had won the day.
No civil rancour torn the land apart.
"Parnell's Funeral" by William Butler Yeats
In the Nor' West threat'nings of strife arose,
The muttered thunders all have died away;
Unstained by blood may sleep their mantling snows;
Unmarred by civil strife their wintry day.
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke
An old American soldier that had passed through the Civil War,
Declared the scene surpassed anything he's seen by far,
And at the sight, the crowd in horror turned away,
which no doubt they will remember for many a day.
"A Tale of the Sea" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

This is the second of a four-volume set that chronicles the Civil War using letters, diary entries, and other documents, on a day- by-day basis.
The same day the civil lawsuit against him was settled in the US for an undisclosed sum.
A 71-Day Siege and a Forgotten Civil Rights Movement .
Civil Service Employees Association Day.
This slipped through in the final days of session, but it looks like there has been confirmation of a new state President of the Civil Service Commission and head of the Civil Service Department.
A San Diego college student detained for several days in a county detention facility cell is seeking an attorney and may be considering filing a civil lawsuit sources tell NBCSanDiego.
On the third full day of deliberations in Jordan Miles' civil suit against three Pittsburgh Police officers, the jury was ushered back into the courtroom.
Court proceedings stalled numerous times during defense witness testimony on Thursday during day three of an 8-year-old civil trial regarding a fatal 2004 automobile collision.
Anti-bullying hot line, Civil War re- enactment & Tom Sawyer Days.
THERE HAVE been days when I wished I didn't have an editor so I could say exactly what I wanted, without worrying about pesky libel issues or about crossing the line of civility.
The latest reports from Libya, as of the end of the day there on Monday, suggest a full-scale civil war.
Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" led the Golden Globes Wednesday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Civil War epic "Lincoln" leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Like many Morgan students of the day, the Grooves were a part of the civil rights movement and the racial advancements being made in Baltimore and in surrounding neighborhoods near the campus.
Anti-bullying hot line , Civil War re-enactment & Tom Sawyer Days.

In science:

The next two columns list the civil date of the observation (day month year) and the Julian date (JD - 2 448 000.5).
The Henize sample of S stars. I. The technetium dichotomy