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 for day of reckoning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reckoning \Reck"on*ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the
        result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
        Specifically:
        (a) An account of time. --Sandys.
        (b) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of
            obligations, liabilities, etc.
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                  Even reckoning makes lasting friends, and the
                  way to make reckonings even is to make them
                  often.                            --South.
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                  He quitted London, never to return till the day
                  of a terrible and memorable reckoning had
                  arrived.                          --Macaulay.
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     2. The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
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              A coin would have a nobler use than to pay a
              reckoning.                            --Addison.
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     3. Esteem; account; estimation.
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              You make no further reckoning of it [beauty] than of
              an outward fading benefit nature bestowed. --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     4. (Navigation)
        (a) The calculation of a ship's position, either from
            astronomical observations, or from the record of the
            courses steered and distances sailed as shown by
            compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead
            reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead
            reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
        (b) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
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     To be out of her reckoning, to be at a distance from the
        place indicated by the reckoning; -- said of a ship.
  
     day of reckoning the day or time when one must pay one's
        debts, fulfill one's obligations, or be punished for one's
        transgressions.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  day of reckoning
      n 1: (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon
           when God will decree the fates of all individual humans
           according to the good and evil of their earthly lives [syn:
           Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of
           Judgement, Doomsday, Last Judgment, Last Judgement,
           Last Day, eschaton, day of reckoning, doomsday,
           crack of doom, end of the world]
      2: an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of
         the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's
         unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world" [syn: doom,
         doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]

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