Definitions

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  • n. the day of the week in which a market is held in some particular location

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  • n. a fixed day for holding a public market

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Examples

  • Here they Carry all their things on horses backs soe that of a market day wch was Fryday you see a great number of horses Little of size wch they Call Cornish Canelys.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • There I think I may say was ye only tyme I had reason to suspect I was Engaged wth some highway men. 2 fellows all on a suddain from ye wood fell into ye Road, they Look'd truss'd up wth great Coates and as it were bundles about them wch I believe was pistolls, but they dogg'd me one before ye other behind and would often Look back to Each other, and frequently justle my horse out of ye way to get between one of my servants horses and mine, and when they first Came up to us did disown their knowledge of ye way and would often stay a little behind and talke together, then Come up againe, but the providence of God so order'd it as there was men at work in ye fields haymakeing, and it being market day at WhitChurch as I drew neer to yt in 3 or 4 mile was Continually met wth some of ye market people, so they at Last Called Each other off and soe Left us and turned back; but as they Rode wth us 3 or 4 miles at Last they described the places we should Come by, and a high pillar finely painted in ye Road about 3 mile off of Whitchurch (wch accordingly we saw as we pass'd on) wch shew'd them noe strangers to ye Road as they at first pretended.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • It was Satturday wch is their market day and there was a great Market Like some little ffaire, a great deale of Corne and all sorts of ware and ffowles there.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • If he wasn’t teaching because it was a market day or a holiday, he could be found browsing in the libraries and bookshops and publishing houses of the Argiletum, a broad street which ran off the Forum Romanum alongside the Basilica Aemilia and the Senate House.

    The First Man in Rome

  • I was there on Satturday wch is their market day and saw they sold their Butter by ye pinte 20 ounces for 6 pence and often for 5d or 4d; they make it up in a Mold just in the shape of a pinte pot and so sell it.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • A mile or two beyond this Ullswater, – Tuesday is the market day wch was the Day I came thither.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • There market day is Fryday which supplys with all things Like a faire almost; the markets for meate, fowle, ffish, garden things and the Dairy produce takes up 3 whole streetes besides the Large Market house set on stone pillars, wch runs a great Length on wch they Lay their packs of serges.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • nundinum, nundinae There were eight days in a Roman week, every eighth day being a market day called the nundinus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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