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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intercalary  \In*ter"ca*la*ry\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  intercalaris 
  intercalarius:  cf  F.  intercalaire  See  {Intercalate}.] 
  1.  (Chron.)  Inserted  or  introduced  among  others  in  the 
  calendar;  as  an  intercalary  month,  day  etc.;  --  now 
  applied  particularly  to  the  odd  day  (Feb.  29)  inserted  in 
  the  calendar  of  leap  year.  See  {Bissextile},  n. 
 
  2.  Introduced  or  inserted  among  others  additional; 
  supernumerary.  ``Intercalary  spines.''  --Owen. 
 
  This  intercalary  line  .  .  .  is  made  the  last  of  a 
  triplet.  --Beattie. 
 
  {Intercalary  day}  (Med.),  one  on  which  no  paroxysm  of  an 
  intermittent  disease  occurs.  --Mayne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intercalary 
  adj  :  added  or  having  an  addition  to  make  the  calender  year 
  correspond  to  the  solar  year;  "Feb.  29  is  an 
  intercalary  day";  "leap  year  is  an  intercalary  year" 




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