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Midsummer Day

noun, Chiefly British
the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, being one of the four quarter days in England.
Also called St. John's Day.
Origin of Midsummer Day
before 1150; Middle English, Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That longest of his rides was in the third week after; June 22d, midsummer-day.

  • midsummer-day arrived, and the village of Adlerstein presented a most unusual spectacle.

    The Dove in the Eagle's Nest Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The Pontypridd ceremonies are similar to those of midsummer-day, already mentioned.

    British Goblins Wirt Sikes
  • Counsel having given an adverse opinion it was resolved to let the matter rest until the meeting of the livery on midsummer-day.

  • There was no necessity to read it, he knew its purport: the restaurant was closed on midsummer-day; he had forgotten it.

    Married August Strindberg
  • John Erskine woke with the singing of the birds on the morning of midsummer-day.

  • And mightn't one treat oneself to asparagus, as it's midsummer-day?

    Married August Strindberg

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