from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easter Monday, so called from the severity of that day in 1360, which was so unusual that many of Edward III.'s soldiers, then before Paris, died from the cold.
  • The first Monday after the holidays; -- so called by English schoolboys.


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  • It was a Black Monday indeed.) 'My dear Uncle, ” At three this morning died one of my old scholars, by name George Selwyn Simeona, from Nengone.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson


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