“These were meant to be seen in the international arena of fairs and expositions,” Schleuning said.
I always get overwhelmed by how much the fairs are about raw buying and selling, and how little they are about art.
Pigs, at our fairs, have sold lately for fifty shillings, which two years ago would not have brought more than twenty.
Much of the internal trade is carried on by means of annual fairs.
Young Belinchon had not frequented any fairs for the past year, and avoided going on foot.
In connection with the fairs, deeds of violence were not unknown.
Since Troy's death Oak had attended all sales and fairs for her, transacting her business at the same time with his own.
Of the cheating practised at the fairs I can give a sample or two.
Then once more she can go to temples and theatres, fairs and festivals, while another drudges in her stead.
There are the fairs and feasts, and a fair is the most melancholy of sights.
Old English fæger "beautiful, lovely, pleasant," from Proto-Germanic *fagraz (cf. Old Saxon fagar, Old Norse fagr, Old High German fagar "beautiful," Gothic fagrs "fit"), perhaps from PIE *pek- "to make pretty" (cf. Lithuanian puošiu "I decorate").
The meaning in reference to weather (c.1200) preserves the original sense (opposed to foul). Sense of "light-complexioned" (1550s) reflects tastes in beauty; sense of "free from bias" (mid-14c.) evolved from another early meaning, "morally pure, unblemished" (late 12c.). The sporting senses (fair ball, fair catch etc.) began in 1856. Fair play is from 1590s; fair and square is from c.1600. Fair-haired in the figurative sense of "darling, favorite" is from 1909. First record of fair-weather friends is from 1736.
early 14c., from Anglo-French feyre (late 13c.), from Old French feire, from Vulgar Latin *feria "holiday, market fair," from Latin feriae "religious festivals, holidays," related to festus "solemn, festive, joyous" (see feast).
(Heb. 'izabhonim), found seven times in Ezek. 27, and nowhere else. The Authorized Version renders the word thus in all these instances, except in verse 33, where "wares" is used. The Revised Version uniformly renders by "wares," which is the correct rendering of the Hebrew word. It never means "fairs" in the modern sense of the word.