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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first day of May: a day on which the opening of the season of flowers and fruit was formerly celebrated throughout Europe: it is still marked in some places by various festive observances. The chief features of the celebration in Great Britain (where, however, it has nearly disappeared) are the gathering of hawthorn-blossoms and other flowers, the crowning of the May-queen, dancing round the May-pole, etc.
“Ai tihnk wi ozzyz miss owt on moast ob tohse sellebraishenz; mid-summa, may-day !”
“Took out the garbage I'm voluntarily doing chores that are my brother's usual jobs... may-day, may-day!”
“MIKE BROOKS, CNN SECURITY ANALYST: Well, you know -- you know, Anderson, right when everything happened, his plan that he had kind of went awry when he didn't figure, when he called his may-day signal, that he would be intercepted by military jets and they saw the door open in the cockpit and the cockpit dark.”
“But now, for the first time in her career, she said, “May-day, may-day, Lear Six Niner Five Foxtrot Bravo.””
“But now, for the first time in her career, she said, "May-day, may-day, Lear Six Niner Five Foxtrot Bravo.”
“Mr Malane, 60, from Bonnet Bay, sent out a may-day call shortly after 10am yesterday before circling and then nosediving into rough surf 50m off Curl Curl, The Daily Telegraph reported.”
“Passengers were trapped inside the ship in the chaotic hour after the ship tore a hole in its hull, with the captain harshly criticised for issuing a may-day signal and the order to abandon ship too late.”
“Mr. Lawrence in a letter to Mr. Bradley complains that the dale-mist attended with a frost on may-day had destroyed all his tender fruits; though there was a sharper frost the night before without a mist, that did him no injury; and adds, that a garden not a stone's throw from his own on a higher situation, being above the dale-mist, had received no damage.”
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