Merry Mount

or Mer·ry·mount

nounAmerican History.
  1. a settlement in Mt. Wollaston (Quincy), Mass., c1625–28, noted for its rejection of Puritan standards of behavior.

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How to use Merry Mount in a sentence

  • Jollity and gloom were contending for an empire,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount.

    A History of American Fun | Stefan Beck | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He changed the name of the village to Merry Mount; was chosen leader of the company there, and made of the place a perfect Sodom.

    Ruth of Boston | James Otis
  • Yes, with the setting sun the last day of mirth had passed from Merry Mount.

    Twice Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Bright were the days at Merry Mount when the Maypole was the banner-staff of that gay colony.

    Twice Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Who but the fiend, and his bond slaves, the crew of Merry Mount, had thus disturbed them?

    Twice-Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But what chiefly characterized the colonists of Merry Mount was their veneration for the Maypole.

    Twice-Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne