The time of the 'defence' extends commonly to 'Lammas day:' hence the expression 'Lammas-meadow' to designate such land.
The weather had been abnormally dry, and there might after all be no Lammas floods.
Meanwhile,” said Sir John, rising, “let the morrow of Lammas be appointed for the execution of those sentenced.
The Lammas rights of the parishioners, with respect to this land, are now extinct.
There are only some very bad wells for the cattle, and they have to fetch drinking-water from afar, from Ghenab and Lammas.
"This beats the Lammas flood o' '68," said the landlord, as he led the way to supper.
It will be remembered that Lammas land is divided into strips for the hay crop.
If you time your visit between Maunday and Lammas, you obtain fourteen thousand years' pardon.
Two whole days there were of such rain, and then there was no doubt as to the strength of the Lammas floods this year.
Lammas (loaf mass) is also found as a personal name, but there is a place called Lammas in Norfolk.