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Midsummer Day

noun, Chiefly British.
the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, being one of the four quarter days in England.
Also called St. John's Day.
Origin of Midsummer Day
before 1150; Middle English, Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On the night of Midsummer Day, 1793, the town of Ramsey held high festival.

    The Bondman

    Hall Caine
  • So on the second day after Midsummer Day we went off by the morning mail.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Charles Dickens
  • It was something like trying to look at the sun at high noon on Midsummer Day.

  • It was December 21 and Midsummer Day, so we concluded that the spot would be a very chilly one in the winter.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • In that very month Stockholm surrendered, and Gustavus held his proud entry into the capital on the eve of Midsummer Day.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • If ever Edward showed energy, it was in preparing for the appointed Midsummer Day of 1314.

  • She had realised her doom for the first time in its entirety on the Midsummer Day preceding that we are now describing.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The "charter" of 1618 had specified a term for this right for seven years ending on Midsummer Day of 1625.

    Mother Earth W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
  • All the birds are going to bathe, as is their custom on Midsummer Day, and will be sure to appear in their best feathers.

    Wood Magic

    Richard Jefferies
  • I was fifteen years and a half old when I became an apprentice to the forester, on Midsummer Day 1797.

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