Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A night of special effort and interest, as when a matter of grave importance is discussed by leaders in a parliament. See field-day.

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Examples

  • _ -- This looked forward to in advance as grand field-night.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 28, 1892

  • In advance, was expected to be brilliant field-night.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 7, 1891

  • The muslin you meant to wear is very pretty, and will do for some smaller occasion; but to-night is a field-night.

    The Lovels of Arden

  • There, recognized by the older members, eagerly gazed at by the younger, Guy Darrell listened calmly, throughout a long field-night, to voices that must have roused from forgotten graves kindling and glorious memories; voices of those veterans now -- by whose side he had once struggled for some cause which he had then, in the necessary exaggeration of all honest enthusiasm, identified with a nation's life-blood.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 06

  • But follow me; perhaps I can get you into the House; and a man like you, Leslie, from whom we expect great things some day, I can tell you, should not miss any such opportunity of knowing what this House of ours is on a field-night.

    My Novel — Complete

  • But follow me; perhaps I can get you into the House; and a, man like you, Leslie, from whom we expect great things some day, I can tell you, should not miss any such opportunity of knowing what this House of ours is on a field-night.

    My Novel — Volume 07

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