- a church festival, November 11, in honor of St. Martin.
Origin of Martinmas
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Old Kate, as I found next day, was dead since Martinmas, and her house was empty.John Splendid
I can find no record of the principal, the Martinmas or Autumn, fishing of 1868.Edward FitzGerald and "Posh"
Some of the Martinmas customs had less resemblance to St. Nicholas customs.St. Nicholas
George H. McKnight
The time, says Barbour, was 'after Martinmas, when snow covered all the land.'King Robert the Bruce
A. F. Murison
The festival of Martinmas was instituted in honor of him, in the year 560.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology</p>
- the feast of St Martin on Nov 11; one of the four quarter days in Scotland
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