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 for Immovable feasts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immovable \Im*mov"a*ble\, a.
     1. Incapable of being moved; firmly fixed; fast; -- used of
        material things; as, an immovable foundation.
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              Immovable, infixed, and frozen round. --Milton.
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     2. Steadfast; fixed; unalterable; unchangeable; -- used of
        the mind or will; as, an immovable purpose, or a man who
        remains immovable.
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     3. Not capable of being affected or moved in feeling or by
        sympathy; unimpressible; impassive. --Dryden.
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     4. (Law.) Not liable to be removed; permanent in place or
        tenure; fixed; as, an immovable estate. See Immovable,
        n. --Blackstone.
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     Immovable apparatus (Med.), an appliance, like the plaster
        of paris bandage, which keeps fractured parts firmly in
     Immovable feasts (Eccl.), feasts which occur on a certain
        day of the year and do not depend on the date of Easter;
        as, Christmas, the Epiphany, etc.
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