Kelly day
 n.— «The proposal that fire fighters be given every 16th day off was made to the city council.…The request for Kelly days, for which Cedar Rapids fire fights ask only 22 a year instead of the 24 or more enjoyed by other departments, was not specifically denied.…Iowa cities which now provide Kelly days for their fire departments are: Sioux City, 3 days a month; Des Moines, 2 days; Davenport, 2 days; Mason City, 1 day; Burlington, 4 days; Ottumwa, 1 day; Council Bluffs, 1 day; Waterloo, 1 day; Keokuk, 1 day.» —“Firemen Will Ask Council for Kelly Days” Cedar Rapids Tribune (Iowa) Aug. 23, 1945. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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