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leap year

noun as in year with february 29

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It was also possible for there to be no leap years, since some years that are multiples of four — like 1900 and 2100 — are not leap years.

Had the leap year been the second, third or fourth year in the interval — or if there had been no leap years — then none of the seven lettered days started a month more than eight times.

We have read the article carefully, but the Member to whom this Leap-Year proposal was made is not mentioned.

Every year of which the figure is divisible by four is a leap-year.

It was leap-year when I was there—and seventeen young widows—the wives of a deceased Mormon—offered me their hearts and hands.

Julius Cæsar gave to February 29 days in common years, and in leap-year 30.

Now in leap-year the 29th day of February is the additional or intercalary day.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leap year, such as: bissextile year, defective year, and intercalary year.

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