Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 12/26/19 Boxing Day

Boxing Day (noun)
(previously 12-26-14)

noun
1. (in Britain) the first weekday after Christmas, when Christmas gifts or boxes are given to employees, letter carriers, etc.

Origin: First recorded in 1825–35

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOXING DAY
Such a disappointment must not be inflicted upon any family on Boxing-day.
THE FOLLOWING OF THE STAR|FLORENCE L. BARCLAY

The gentleman wears a portentous hat, which tickled the fancy of the Boxing-day people immensely.
MYSTIC LONDON:|CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES

There is an amusing account, given by a writer of the querulous class, of a boxing-day in London, a century ago.
THE BOOK OF CHRISTMAS|THOMAS K. HERVEY

But let us pass on to the artistic Boxing-day keepers at the National Gallery.
MYSTIC LONDON:|CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES

And so theatre time draws on, and the interest of Boxing-day grows to a climax.
MYSTIC LONDON:|CHARLES MAURICE DAVIES

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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