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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yule  \Yule\,  n.  [OE.  yol,  [yogh]ol,  AS  ge['o]l;  akin  to 
  ge['o]la  December  or  January,  Icel.  j[=o]l  Yule,  Ylir  the 
  name  of  a  winter  month,  Sw  jul  Christmas,  Dan.  juul,  Goth. 
  jiuleis  November  or  December.  Cf  {Jolly}.] 
  Christmas  or  Christmastide;  the  feast  of  the  Nativity  of  our 
  Savior. 
 
  And  at  each  pause  they  kiss;  was  never  seen  such  rule 
  In  any  place  but  here  at  bonfire,  or  at  Yule. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  {Yule  block},  or  {Yule  log},  a  large  log  of  wood  formerly  put 
  on  the  hearth  of  Christmas  eve,  as  the  foundation  of  the 
  fire.  It  was  brought  in  with  much  ceremony. 
 
  {Yule  clog},  the  yule  log  --Halliwell.  W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Yule 
  n  :  period  extending  from  Dec.  24  to  Jan.  6  [syn:  {Christmas},  {Christmastide}, 
  {Christmastime},  {Yule},  {Yuletide},  {Noel}] 




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