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Quarter day   /kwˈɔrtər deɪ/   Listen
Quarter day

A Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due.

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"Quarter day" Quotes from Famous Books

... general collapse of credit, no such banker will probably be found. The old banker who possesses the Government deposit cannot repay it, and no banker not having that deposit will, at a bad crisis, be able to find the 5,000,000 L. or 6,000,000 L. which the quarter day of a Government such as ours requires. If a finance Minister, having entrusted his money to a bank, begins to act strictly, and say he will in all cases let the Money Market take care of itself, the reply is that in one case ...
— Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market • Walter Bagehot

... here it is, you dog, and its dog cheap, too. Thank God, next Wednesday's quarter day. Bob, you must dine with me— cut ...
— Olla Podrida • Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

... servants are in these years of war, for they have no rent to worry about and no anxiety about their coal bill, nor how food, etc., is to be got in and paid for, no taxes nor cares like so many poor working men; they are also sure of their wages when quarter day comes round. It is true she may have a widow mother who requires some help with rent, coals, or food, but there are many who ought to value a good situation, whether in the small comfortable house as general or in larger good situations ...
— Introduction to the Science of Sociology • Robert E. Park

Words linked to "Quarter day" :   Lady Day, Lammas, UK, Michaelmas, Britain, Candlemas, Whitsunday, June 24, Martinmas, United Kingdom, annunciation, 11 November, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, August 1, U.K., Feb 2, Michaelmas Day, Christmas Day, Candlemas Day, Midsummer's Day, Midsummer Day, St Martin's Day, March 25, Great Britain, Christmas, Lammas Day, September 29, Pentecost, Xmas, Annunciation Day, Christian holy day, Dec 25, St John's Day

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