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Ramadan, the great Mohammedan fast, which occupies their ninth month (also called Ramadan) before the lesser Bairam (q.v.).

“See a flame in a spark, a tree in a seed; see great things in little beginnings; look not so much to the beginning, as to the perfection, and so we shall be in some degree joyful, and thankful unto Christ.”
–Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax