from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The early spring, or the time when flowers begin opening.
  • n. The time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday wherein marriages were formerly solemnized publicly in churches.
  • n. The time after harvest when the common fields are open to all kinds of stock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See open-tide, 1.


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