Q re searching Google Books

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Wed Nov 6 08:46:49 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> holiday (as they would have termed it in the 18th century)

FWIW, "holyday" is *still* the term for a holiday peculiar to Catholicism,
even when, like Christmas - or should that be "like _holiday_? - the
holyday has also morphed into a secular holiday.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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