almanac Idioms & Phrases
- a primitive kind of almanac or calendar, formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of wood, brass, or bone; called also a
Runic staff, from the Runic characters used in the numerical notation.
- an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations (lunar, stellar, etc.), and other information useful to mariners.