embolism

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Synonyms for embolism

an insertion into a calendar

occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

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By analogy with the following statement about March taking 10 days a year, with an embolismic month of 30 days inserted every third year, the author here should be saying that February takes a quarter-day each year, with an epagomenal day inserted every fourth year.