Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The time of sheep-shearing.
  • noun The nick of time.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The first occasion was "clipping-time," at the end of June, before the hay harvest began.

    Tales of the Ridings

  • When clipping-time came the walls had almost reached the level of the shepherd's cottage.

    Tales of the Ridings

  • Joe said he hadn't often had a harder darrack after sheep at clipping-time than he had after that old man, carrying his leather bags.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance

  • I wad likeit weel just to hae come in at the clipping-time, and gien him a lounder wi 'my pike-staff; he wad hae taen it for

    The Antiquary

  • I wad likeit weel just to hae come in at the clipping-time, and gien him a lounder wi 'my pike-staff; he wad hae taen it for a bennison frae some o' the auld dead abbots.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • I wad likeit weel just to hae come in at the clipping-time, and gien him a lounder wi 'my pike-staff; he wad hae taen it for a bennison frae some o' the auld dead abbots.

    The Antiquary — Volume 01

  • I wad likeit weel just to hae come in at the clipping-time, and gien him a lounder wi’ my pike-staff; he wad hae taen it for a bennison frae some o’ the auld dead abbots.

    The Antiquary

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