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February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 270.
- Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light. Approach!
The incrusted surface shall upbear thy steps
And the broad arching portals of the grove
Welcome thy entering.
- William Cullen Bryant, A Winter Piece, line 60.
- The February sunshine steeps your boughs
And tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
- William Cullen Bryant, Among the Trees, line 53.
- February makes a bridge, and
March breaks it.
- George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651).
- February, fill the dyke
With what thou dost like.
- Thomas Tusser, Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, February's Husbandry (1577 Edition "With what ye like").
- The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
- Joseph Wood Krutch, in The Twelve Seasons, 1949, p. 169.