It is curious that a bird so distinctly foreign, plumed for the Asiatic sun, should fit so well with English meads.
As soon as Wenlock could approach the governor, he inquired for his friends, the meads.
Now you stood and shivered in that twilight, though it were high noon and burning August down the meads.
"I love Mrs. Lambert," cried Pauline, dancing through the meads.
Pauline, as they walked over the meads, no longer had the desire to ask Guy more about his tale of old loves.
All this meant spring, and spring meant hunting for snowdrops in the meads.
The meads would be quite a good old place in which to spend an occasional furlough.
Unsurfeiting happiness be his portion in the meads of asphodel!
The whole year round, the meads are graced by the lovely blossoms of two Commelineae, viz.
He wallows in doves and coy toyings and modest blushes, and bowers and meads.
"fermented honey drink," Old English medu, from Proto-Germanic *meduz (cf. Old Norse mjöðr, Danish mjød, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch mede, Old High German metu, German Met "mead"), from PIE root *medhu- "honey, sweet drink" (cf. Sanskrit madhu "sweet, sweet drink, wine, honey," Greek methy "wine," Old Church Slavonic medu, Lithuanian medus "honey," Old Irish mid, Welsh medd, Breton mez "mead"). Synonymous but unrelated early Middle English meþeglin yielded Chaucer's meeth.
"meadow," Old English mæd, Anglian med "meadow, pasture," from Proto-Germanic *medwo (cf. Old Frisian mede, Dutch made, German Matte "meadow," Old English mæþ "harvest, crop"), from PIE *metwa- "a mown field," from root *me- "mow, cut down grass or grain" (see mow (v.)). Now only archaic or poetic.