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Quasimodo

the first Sunday after Easter Sunday also known as Low Sunday or the Octave of Easter.

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Proverb of the week

A cross (somebody has) to bear - An unpleasant situation or responsibility that you must accept because you cannot change it.

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Superstitions:

If you bake hot cross buns and hang them from the rafters on Good Friday, they will not spoil or grow mouldy during the subsequent year. This belief harkens back to the Biblical account that Christ's body did not show any signs of decay after his crucifixion and prior to his resurrection. As the buns aged it supposedly gained medicinal qualities and was often broken up and mixed with water to be ingested as a medicine.

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Afrikaans-Engels/English-Afrikaans Dictionary (Pharos 2010)
Bilingual School Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Pharos 2016)
English Dictionary for South African Schools (Pharos 2015)
Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek (Labuschagne & Eksteen 2010)
South African Multilingual Dictionary (Pharos 2015)
English/Afrikaans/Zulu/Xhosa Aid (Uys 2002)
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Groot Woordeboek Afrikaans en Nederlands (Pharos 2011)
Afrikaans-Japannese Woordeboek (Kotzé 2015)
Tesourus van Afrikaans (De Stadler & De Stadler 2007)
Sinonieme en verwante woorde (Buro van die WAT 2006)
Lys Klassieke Eiename – Eng./Afr. (Taalkommissie 1984)
New Business Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Geldenhuys & Viljoen-Smook 2009)
Dictionary of Economics and Business – Eng./Afr. (Steenkamp & Reynders 2004)
Property Economics – Eng./Afr. (Rode 2005)
Encyclopaedic Dictionary of short-term insurance – Eng./Afr. (Lindstrom 2012)
Woordeboek van Regs- en Handelsterme – Eng./Afr. explanatory (Smuts & Smuts 1992)
Mathematics Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1987)
Building Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1960)
Water and Sewage Works Terms – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1967)
Technical Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Terblanche 2003)
Dictionary for the Health Sciences – Eng./Afr. (Lochner & Brink 2011)
Verklarende Biologiewoordeboek (Webb, De Villiers & Du Toit 1983)
Dictionary of Oceanology – Eng./Afr. (Lutjeharms 2004)
Botanical Dictionary (SA Akademie 1972)
Geologiese en verwante terme – Afr./Eng. (SA Akademie 1953)
SA Music Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 2000)
Radio-TV-Theatre-Film Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (SA Akademie 1999)
Police Dictionary – Eng./Afr. (Du Toit 1994)
Filatelieterme – Afr./Eng. (Filatelistevereniging & SA Akademie 1977)
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