The New Student's Reference Work/April
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A′pril, the fourth month of the year, containing 30 days. It is named from a Latin word, meaning “to open,” because the buds open at this period of the year. Charlemagne, who made a new calendar, called it Grass Month, the name still given it by the Dutch. On old monuments April is represented by a dancing boy with a rattle.