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

  Shrovetide \Shrove"tide`\, n. [From shrive to take a confession
     (OE. imp. shrof, AS. scr[=a]f) + tide.]
     The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the
     period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and
     the morning of Ash Wednesday.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: immediately preceding Lent

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