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WEEK. Seven days of time.
     2. The week commences immediately after twelve o'clock, on the night between Saturday and Sunday, and ends at twelve o'clock, seven days of twenty-four hours each thereafter.
     3. The first day of the week is called Sunday; (q.v.) the second, Monday; the third, Tuesday; the, fourth, Wednesday; the fifth, Thursday; the sixth, Friday; and the seventh, Saturday. Vide 4 Pet. S. C. Rep. 361.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We have sailed many weeks, we have sailed many days,(Seven days to the week I allow), But a Snark, on the which we might lovingly gaze, We have never beheld till now!
Three weeks afterwards, I met him in the coffee-room of a Bath hotel, talking about his voyages, and explaining, with enthusiasm, how he loved the sea.
During those several weeks he saw Ruth half a dozen times, and each time was an added inspiration.
"About our little party down in Hampshire next week," he began.
'I cannot manage it to-day.' And now the April showers were dry-- The five short weeks were nearly spent-- Yet still he got the old reply,
By the end of August, when Weeks returned from South Germany, Philip was completely under Hayward's influence.
It takes him 32 working days to earn the money -- 5 weeks and 2 days.
The Allens had now entered on the sixth week of their stay in Bath; and whether it should be the last was for some time a question, to which Catherine listened with a beating heart.
No answer to General Call having been received during the last week from following overdues, they are posted as missing:
At the end of it the girl who had carried the red flag went downtown and got a position in a great department store, at a salary of two dollars and a half a week.
"He told you to wait a week!" cried the lieutenant.
The paper came, and I read it from week to week with such feelings as it would be quite idle for me to attempt to describe.