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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gules of August (The).
The 1st of August (from Latin, gula, the throat), the entrance into, or first day of that month. (Wharton: Law Lexicon, p. 332.)   1
   August 1 is Lammas Day, a quarterday in Scotland, and half-quarter-day in England.   2
        “‘Gula Augusti’ initium mensis Augusti. Le Gule d’August, in statuo Edw. III., a. 31 c. 14, averagium œstivale fleri debet inter Hokedai et gulam Augusti.”—Ducange: Glossarium Manuale, vol. iii. p. 866.
        (“Hokeday est dies Martis, qui quindenam Paschœ expletam proxime excpit.”—Vol. iv. p. 65 col. 1.]

 Gules [red].Gulf. 

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