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

  Almanac \Al"ma*nac\ (?; 277), n. [LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F.
     almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco, all of uncertain
     origin.]
     A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months,
     to which astronomical data and various statistics are often
     added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun
     and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of
     churches, terms of courts, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Nautical almanac, an almanac, or year book, containing
        astronomical calculations (lunar, stellar, etc.), and
        other information useful to mariners.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  almanac
      n 1: an annual publication including weather forecasts and other
           miscellaneous information arranged according to the
           calendar of a given year [syn: almanac, farmer's
           calendar]
      2: an annual publication containing tabular information in a
         particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar
         of a given year

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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