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Bissextile
Bissextile Bis*sex"tile, n. [L. bissextilis annus, fr. bissextus (bis + sextus sixth, fr. sex six) the sixth of the calends of March, or twenty-fourth day of February, which was reckoned twice every fourth year, by the intercalation of a day.] Leap year; every fourth year, in which a day is added to the month of February on account of the excess of the tropical year (365 d. 5 h. 48 m. 46 s.) above 365 days. But one day added every four years is equivalent to six hours each year, which is 11 m. 14 s. more than the excess of the real year. Hence, it is necessary to suppress the bissextile day at the end of every century which is not divisible by 400, while it is retained at the end of those which are divisible by 400.
Bissextile
Bissextile Bis*sex"tile, a. Pertaining to leap year.

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- A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bis****tile year) is a calendar year that contains an additional day (or, in the case of a lunisolar calendar...
- Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Birck, Danielle (2008). "Bis****tile: La Bougie du Sapeur" (in French). Radio France International. Archived...
- and prognosication for the year of our Lord, 1649 being the first from bis****tile or leap-year, and from the creation of the world 5598, wherein is contained...
- is called in English the bis****tile day. The year in which it occurred was termed annus bis****tus, in English the bis****tile year. There is debate about...
- always obtained by doubling 24 February (the bis****tum (twice sixth) or bis****tile day) until the late Middle Ages. The Gregorian calendar is proleptic before...
- Julian leap day of 29 February, but the Julian leap day, that is, the bis****tile day (ante diem bis ****tum Kalendas Martias in Latin) was accomplished...
- des mouvemens célestes. Paris, FR: L'Imprimerie Royale. pour l'année bis****tile 1784: 227–267. Bibcode:1781CdT..1784..227M – via Gallica. "The Messier...
- as 29 February, and years in which February has 29 days are called "bis****tile," or leap years. Section II of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750 contains...
- provincial calendar, for the year of Our Lord 1827: being the third after bis****tile or leap year, and the eighth year of the reign of His Majesty [King G]eorge...
- Ma Smalley), Burt Douglas (as Bryan) and Glenn Strange (as Sam) Note: Bis****tile episode, meaning it is broadcast on Leap Year Day (February 29), which...