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  • noun Plural form of maypole.

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Examples

  • Worms will be charmed, maypoles plaited and the sinister Obby Oss will stalk Padstow.

    May Day matters both for solidarity and our souls | Cole Moreton

  • People on the left tend to be as embarrassed by morris dancing and maypoles as they are by the flag of St George.

    May Day matters both for solidarity and our souls | Cole Moreton

  • Mark Lewinski (age 51)Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire• Now that the government is considering "cutting" May Day (Comment, 5 March), can any reader suggest an alternative use for our nation's maypoles?

    Letter: Proportionate play

  • In some villages, there are clingers who still do maypoles.

    Mayday, mayday!

  • Or that maypoles were once considered so risque that they were banned in parts of England by certain Protestant groups bent on discouraging the mixed-gender dancing and drunkenness that seemed to go along with them not in my elementary school, however; only girls were allowed to wind the maypole ribbons, and the mixed-gender dancing the rest of us had to do was decidedly devoid of frivolity?

    Mayday, mayday!

  • Miss Lake was the sort of female he could imagine dancing around maypoles and walking with her beau on the village green.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • Miss Lake was the sort of female he could imagine dancing around maypoles and walking with her beau on the village green.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • Miss Lake was the sort of female he could imagine dancing around maypoles and walking with her beau on the village green.

    A Hellion in Her Bed

  • And then they took all the Hillary Clinton supporters 'Bibles, and gathered up their companion animals and et them in a pagan barbeque while dancing around maypoles, and basked in beeswax and honey and the blood of innocents while all through the valley the lamentations of the slaughtered could be heard.

    Poll: Indiana Primary A Statistical Tie

  • When Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660, maypoles reappeared as a demonstration of loyalty to the Crown.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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