Glorious Twelfth

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Glorious Twelfth

August 12
August 12 is the legal opening of grouse season in Scotland. If the 12th falls on a Sunday, Grouse Day is the following day. Because grouse-shooting has always played such a central role in the life of Scottish gentlemen, the occasion is referred to as the Glorious Twelfth and is observed as a social event by Scots around the world.
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DictDay-1988, pp. 48, 51, 103
OxYear-1999, p. 330
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As the so-called Glorious 12th approaches signalling the start of the shooting season, perhaps now would be a good time for both Prince William and his brother Harry, not to mention dad Prince Charles, to lead the way by giving up on this annual event of wanton killing.
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Yesterday was the glorious 12th - a day for us to remember because it is also the day I decided when I will die.
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