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August:

see monthmonth,
in chronology, the conventional period of a lunation, i.e., passage of the moon through all its phases. It is usually computed at approximately 29 or 30 days. For the computation of the month and its harmony with the solar calendar and for the months in others than the
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"Could we not fly," Woolf asks, "with broad wings and with softness [...] and so visit in splendour, augustly, peaks; and there lie exposed, bare, on the spine, high up, to the cold light of the moon rising, and when the moon rises, single, solitary, behold her, one, eminent over us?
During certain summer nights, the peasants light fires in the rice-fields in order to attract the insect, play upon their flutes and beat gongs crying: "O Sanemori augustly deign to come hither." A religious rite is then performed to a straw representation of a rider upon a horse is either burnt or thrown into water.
It comes from the first celebrators of industrial capitalism, like Comte in the early 19th century who augustly claimed that progressive improvement was built into the system that survived the ruinous transition from feudalism--and so must be the best!--and therefore all that remained was to twist out the facts usable for eliminating the minor aberrations, the messy exceptions, that inevitably trail progress.