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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Candlemas  \Can"dle*mas\,  n.  [AS.  candelm[ae]sse,  candel  candle  + 
  m[ae]sse  mass.] 
  The  second  day  of  February,  on  which  is  celebrated  the  feast 
  of  the  Purification  of  the  Virgin  Mary;  --  so  called  because 
  the  candles  for  the  altar  or  other  sacred  uses  are  blessed  on 
  that  day 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Candlemas 
  n  :  a  quarter  day  in  Scotland  [syn:  {Candlemas},  {Candlemas  Day}, 
  {Feb  2}] 




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