[ skej-ool, -ool, -oo-uhl; British shed-yool, shej-ool ]SEE DEFINITION OF schedules
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It is even said that he made her give from that time seven or eight other schedules.

There was always something to spoil the carefully planned daily schedules.

The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.

The records of the labors of peace again fill the schedules.

The two schedules are, however, subject to two qualifications.

Some attorneys charge $5 less, and some $10 more, according to their schedules.

Whether any changes will be made in these schedules for the season of 1898 remains to be seen.

They make only the schedules, and the whiskers make the trouble.

Inquire at any concentration point about rates and schedules.

She made him lie down while she attended to schedules, tickets, berths.


late 14c., sedule, cedule "ticket, label, slip of paper with writing on it," from Old French cedule (Modern French cédule), from Late Latin schedula "strip of paper" (in Medieval Latin also "a note, schedule"), diminutive of Latin scheda, scida "one of the strips forming a papyrus sheet," from Greek skhida "splinter," from stem of skhizein "to cleave, split" (see shed (v.)). Also from the Latin word are Spanish cédula, German Zettel.

The notion is of slips of paper attached to a document as an appendix (a sense maintained in U.S. tax forms). The specific meaning "printed timetable" is first recorded 1863 in railway use. Modern spelling is a 15c. imitation of Latin, but pronunciation remained "sed-yul" for centuries afterward; the modern British pronunciation ("shed-yul") is from French influence, while the U.S. pronunciation ("sked-yul") is from the practice of Webster, based on the Greek original.

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