sabbat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sabbat a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sabbat In mediæval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sabbat See Sabbath.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sabbath

Usage

In literature:

There were scores of people, most of them sufficiently sabbatical to have assumed their best clothes.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
Master, thou shalt present me then to the Sabbat.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Every statesman like every professor should have his sabbatical year.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Whether she was the same as the French Reine du Sabbat is equally difficult to determine.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
These people haven't had a Sabbatical Bacchanal in seven years.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The institution of the sabbatical year appears to afford another very apt illustration.
"Christian Devotedness" by Anthony Norris Groves
MEINHOLD, J. Sabbat und Woche in Alten Testament (Goettingen, 1905).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
This is his sabbatical year and he is spending it on a ranch he owns up at Hat Creek, near Mount Lassen.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Of Mr. Groschut it is only necessary to say that he is still at Pugsty, vexing the souls of his parishioners by Sabbatical denunciations.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Lee," Bondy chimed in; "Take a sabbatical year.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Finally, he dares the fiend to meet him at midnight at the great Witches' Sabbat, at the dread walnut-tree of Benevento.
"Legends of Florence Collected from the People, First Series" by Charles Godfrey Leland
NEW MOON OF SEVENTH OR SABBATICAL MONTH.
"The Christian Use of the Psalter" by A. R. Whitham
But, though the glen is quick with life, there is no sound: a deep Sabbatical calm broods over all things.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
However, the rigor of the Jewish Sabbatical laws was by no means followed.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
A sabbatical calm results from the contemplation of his labours.
"Res Judicatæ" by Augustine Birrell
It was believed that demons and sorcerers frequently came together and held what were called "Sabbats;" that is to say, orgies.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
A sabbatical year intervened.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Afterwards the ladies exchanged "words," upon Sabbatical grounds.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
SABBATIC YEAR, The, Leviticus, 502-518; Jeremiah I., 347.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
***

In news:

After forced sabbatical , Duncan rested and ready.
Paid sabbaticals are offered by less than 5 percent of US employers, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, which conducts an annual survey of business practices.
Charli Turner Thorne enjoying her sabbatical .
's on sabbatical , so here are your all-time favorite missions.
Amy and her blog are on sabbatical until Spring.
Santa's on Sabbatical This Year.
In this sabbatical diary, I (and some great commenters) have discussed the best ways to create a productive work environment when you get that deeply-deserved time away from campus.
In previous entries of my sabbatical diary, one topic that arose was how to handle expansive periods of unstructured time.
At my institution, a semester-long sabbatical comes with full salary.
For starters, sabbaticals are easier to propose to supervisors.
Rare 3-point sabbatical surprising for Ginobili.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit—in the case of unpaid sabbaticals , companies can achieve immediate cost savings while circumventing layoffs.
"I'm calling it a sabbatical leave," Holmgren says of his departure.
FASB Emerging Issues Task Force Addresses Sabbatical Leave.
Why you should take a digital sabbatical .
***

In science:

DH gratefully acknowledges sabbatical support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
When I gave this talk I had just returned to CERN for a 1-year sabbatical.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the DFG. H.S.-B. thanks the Instituto de Matematicas in Cuernavaca for an extremely pleasant stay during his sabbatical. R.A.R. thanks A.
The random phase property and the Lyapunov spectrum for disordered multi-channel systems
Research supported by the Australian Research Council and performed during the author’s sabbatical at Durham University, UK.
On the chromatic number of a random hypergraph
ALK would like to thank the Institute of Astronomy for hospitality during a sabbatical visit.
An Investigation into the Geometry of Seyfert Galaxies
Acknowledgements: The first author would like to thank MIT for its warm hospitality and the Technion for its sabbatical support for the period in which this paper was written.
Isoscattering on surfaces
James Berger for facilitating his sabbatical leave visit at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) during Fall 2008 as this afforded him quality time for generating ideas relevant to this pro ject.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates
Some of this work was carried out at ICERM in Summer 2012, and some was carried out during my sabbatical in 2012-13.
The Octagonal PET II: The Topology of the Limit Sets
Kyprianou would like to thank FIM (Forschungsinstitut f ¨ur Mathematik) for supporting him during his sabbatical at ETH, Zurich. K.
Optimal dividends in the dual model under transaction costs
On sabbatic leave from the University of Pennsylvania.
New Gauge Bosons from String Models
SBY is also grateful to the DGES (Spain) for a sabbatical grant (No.
Subdiffusion-limited reactions
SBY is also grateful to the DGES (Spain) for a sabbatical grant (No.
Subdiffusion-limited single species reactions
LadHyX for their warm hospitality during his sabbatical stay.
Transient growth in Taylor-Couette flow
The author thanks scranton University for providing him the facilities during his Sabbatical leave, that helped him to conduct this research.
Analytical Solution For Navier-Stokes Equations In Two Dimensions For Laminar Incompressible Flow
Part of this research was done while this author was on sabbatical at CWI.
Collapsing and Separating Completeness Notions under Average-Case and Worst-Case Hypotheses
***