second month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars
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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.
  • The February sunshine steeps your boughs
    And tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
  • February makes a bridge, and
    March breaks it.
  • 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.
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