from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The day when payment is to be made or debts are to be discharged; the day on which wages or money is stipulated to be paid; in stock-jobbing, the day on which a transfer of stock must be completed and paid for.


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  • Then I'll pick a good ship bound for Europe, and arrive there with another pay-day.

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  • Then we sailed south to Yokohama, with a big catch of skins in our salt and a heavy pay-day coming.

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  • Also, he had money in his pockets, and, as in the old days when he returned from sea with a pay-day, he made the money fly.

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  • Said Axel Gunderson, who didn't care for dancing and social functions: I've got a good pay-day.

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  • We still had a big pay-day coming to us, and for thirty-seven days, without a drink to addle our mental processes, we incessantly planned the spending of our money.

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  • I'll send my pay-day home and ship on the same ship with you for around the

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  • The desires for the good grub and soft beds ashore which a handsome pay-day brings them — the women and the drink, the gorging and the beastliness which so truly expresses them, the best that is in them, their highest aspirations, their ideals, if you please.

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  • The play is for the big pay-day at almost any expense.

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