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On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 10:04:23AM -0500, scott wrote:
> I, too, was positing a world with a ... a ... well whatever the
> "opposite"
> of a leap year is. Is there a name for this sort of thing? A fall year?
> Short year?

Well, you can still call it a leap year, even though it's the day
leaping over the calendar instead of vice versa.  However,
in the Hebrew calendar (which has both short and long years independent of
whether or not they are "leap", which refers to the extra month, not
days), short years (353 or 383 days) are called "defective";
while long years (355 or 385 days) are called "complete" (or "gravid",
which is an interesting image).  I don't recall what the normal
middle-length (354 or 384 days) years are called.

-Marcos