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long vacation

noun, British.
the summer vacation customary in the law courts and universities.
Origin of long vacation
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'll soon be through now—soon be through—and then we'll go away for a long vacation—for a long vacation.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Dubuche, who was a boarder, had only joined them on half-holidays and during the long vacation.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Of course in summer we have the long vacation and plenty of time to have fun.

  • Nancy told her how kind the Bruces were to invite her for the long vacation.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He is as impressible as a schoolboy let loose for the long vacation.

  • Dr Fogram was true to his word, and made his appearance at the long vacation.

    The Carbonels Charlotte M. Yonge
  • For the Maynes had decided to pass the long vacation in the Engadine.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • Because there had been some question as to where the girl should pass the long vacation.

    Dorothy's Travels Evelyn Raymond
  • The long vacation draws near, when I want to forget all about them.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for long vacation

long vacation

the long period of holiday in the summer during which universities, law courts, etc, are closed
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