Hence the great pressure of work on railway employés, and the congested state of the traffic at Christmastide.
The place was crowded with revellers of the Christmastide, and geese were being diced for.
A white-winged, invisible guest had arrived, before time, to spend the Christmastide with them.
That Christmastide, then, was a time of anxiety, but not of settled gloom.
Next spring she would beg him to give Tessie the holiday that he had offered her that Christmastide in the twilight of the church.
Instantly the engine was a little boy again all a-tingle with this new delicious mystery of Christmastide.
On some occasions the Rule was relaxed and the monks were allowed to take part in quiet games, particularly at Christmastide.
And how crowded they were—and cheerful too: for it was Christmastide, and people seemed to be more excited and hearty than usual.
The growth of railway travelling at Christmastide has, indeed, been marvellous in recent years, and it becomes greater every year.
The contrast between the sad reality of life and the bright visions of Christmastide lend themselves to scenic effects.