Black Monday

Black Monday

Black" Mon`day\ 1. Easter Monday, so called from the severity of that day in 1360, which was so unusual that many of Edward III.'s soldiers, then before Paris, died from the cold. --Stow.

Then it was not for nothing that my nose fell a bleeding on Black Monday last. --Shak.

2. The first Monday after the holidays; -- so called by English schoolboys. --Halliwell.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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