What does the word Shrove mean?

Usage examples for Shrove

  1. On the eve of Shrove Tuesday as there was no ball I sat down to play, and not being able once to hit on three winning cards, I lost all the gold I had about me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. I like your cookery in every way; I like your shrove- tide service and supply; I like to hear your sweet Pandeans play; I like the pity in your full- brimm'd eye; I like your carriage, and your silken gray, Your dove- like habits, and your silent preaching; But I don't like your Newgatory teaching. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  3. " You have so many of the Shrove kind," he explained. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain