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ALMANAC. A table or calendar, in which are set down the revolutions of the seasons, the rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, the most remarkable conjunctions, positions and phenomena of the heavenly bodies, the months of the year, the days of the month and week, and a variety of other matter.
     2. The courts will take judicial notice of the almanac; for example, whether a certain day of the month was on a Sunday or not. Vin. Ab. h.t.; 6 Mod. 41; Cro. Eliz. 227, pl. 12; 12 Vin. Ab. Evidence (A, b, 4.) In dating instruments, some sects, the Quakers, for example, instead of writing January, February, March, &c., use the terms, First month, Second month, Third month, &c., and these are equally valid in such writings. Vide 1 Smith's Laws of Pennsylvania, 217.

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Tanto que Isaac Balonchard, o primeiro fundidor presente nas paginas do Almanack Laemmert de 1844, assim se apresentava no Jornal do Comercio de 3 de janeiro de 1844:
No ano seguinte, muda-se para a Rua da Cadeia no 105, e deve ter se mudado novamente para o no 93 neste meio tempo, pois esse e o endereco que cita tambem no seu primeiro anuncio no Almanack Laemmert de 1844, correspondente ao ano de 1843.
Tornara a aparecer no Almanack Laemmert por mais tres vezes, deixando de constar na lista em 1848.
O anuario em que os anuncios foram publicados e o famoso Almanack Laemmert.
John Wisden & Co, publishers of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, was bought by the late Sir Paul Getty in 1993.
While American almanacs contained a range of literary, moral, or amusing texts, West Indian almanacks instead concentrated on information, typically lists of officials, shipping information and financial tables.
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"I hope you will do a few of your small almanacks to keep hour Hand in for another year your Boys are lazy, and so indeed is mine for want of myself being among them." Parker to Holt, 18 December 1764 (NYHS, James Parker Papers).
I'm reminded of this by the timely publication of the annual Old Moore's Almanack.
An almanack is an almanac's pseudo-archaic form, and deliberately harks back to a pre-scientific era.