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- n. A holiday, originally to give thanks to God for the harvest, celebrated annually on the second Monday of October.
- n. A holiday, originally to give thanks to God and to commemorate the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists, celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November.
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- n. fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag
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When word got out about the stone knife in Kijo Jackson’s pocket, a Siwanoy Indian relic, Diana dubbed the incident the Thanksgiving Day Massacre.
We choppered out to the U.S.S. Nassau for a short and very moving Thanksgiving Day service on the stern of the ship.
During my Thanksgiving Day vacation, I took a trip to Tarboro, North Carolina.
Thanksgiving Day always found them in the thick of annual drill, and there was sure to be a "sham battle" at which poor Billy had to toot the commands, his eyes blinking and the nerves chasing themselves up and down his back, while the blank cartridges peppered away harmlessly, and the field-pieces roared innocently past his ears.
Soon after the great festival of our grand Thanksgiving Day I recollected that it was now the time when, the figs at Falconhurst being ripe, immense flocks of ortolans and wild pigeons were attracted thither, and as we had found those preserved last year of the greatest use among our stores of winter provisions, I would not miss the opportunity of renewing our stock; and therefore, laying aside the building work, we removed with all speed to our home in the tree, where sure enough we found the first detachment of the birds already busy with the fruit.
The Thanksgiving Day events had triggered a barrage of attacks on Obervell Construction, which finally let Douglas go.