Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fixed or appointed day.
- n. Same as term, 7 or .
- n. Specifically, one of a series of days appointed for taking special and generally very frequent observations of magnetic or meteorological elements at different stations, in accordance with a uniform system.
“But if he promised to pay an honest tradesman the next term-day, did he keep his word then?”
“On the very term-day when their ejection should have taken place, when all their neighbours were prepared to pity, and not one to assist them, the minister of the parish, as well as a doctor from Edinburgh, received a hasty summons to attend the Laird of”
“And so when it drew nigh the term-day that Sir Gawaine, Sir”
“Martinmas, now regarded in Scotland as the winter term-day, is observed by Roman Catholics in honour of St. Martin, born in Pannonia in or about the year 316, who is reported to have performed many miracles.”
“At length the term-day, the fatal Martinmas, arrived, and violent measures of ejection were resorted to.”
“The last time I was at quarter-sessions, the sheriff told us that diesthat dies inceptusin shortyou dont understand Latinbut it means that a term-day is not begun till its ended.”
“During the summer, several changes had been made among the regular servants at the farm, but now, at term-day, none were changed; it was not the habit of Stone Farm to change servants at the regular term-times.”
“Lasse and Pelle looked forward to term-day with anxiety.”
“And so when it drew nigh the term-day that Sir Gawaine, Sir Marhaus, and Sir Uwaine should meet at the cross-way, then every knight drew him thither to hold his promise that they had made; and Sir Marhaus and Sir Uwaine brought their damosels with them, but Sir Gawaine had lost his damosel, as it is afore rehearsed.”
“Be that as it may, every Whitsunday term-day sees the country roads thronged with carts conveying furniture and bedding from one farm to another.”
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