from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A day on which one is at home to visitors.


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  • She had, he presumed, already been informed that this was not a visiting-day — and certainly not an hour for visitors.

    Ultima Thule

  • It was visiting-day at the Union, and here and there from the out-going stream, a man or woman of middle-age turned aside to enter the gate of the big brick building, in whose side-garden men were working, dressed in the bottle-green corduroy of the institution.

    Women of the Country

  • It is visiting-day, and he is always here on Sunday afternoons between three and six in case the visitors like to see him.

    Rosa Mundi and Other Stories

  • Cowperwood's, sending him an occasional basket of fruit, which he gave to the overseers, and that his wife and children had been already permitted to visit him outside the regular visiting-day.

    The Financier, a novel

  • She plays the piano like a schoolgirl on a parents 'visiting-day.

    The Angel and the Author, and others

  • The worst of the evil speakers on her ladyship's visiting-day flavoured the

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • "Indeed, madam, my wife has all the pleasure she desires -- her visiting-day, her friends."

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • Lady Fareham's visiting-day, and the clear, bell-like clash of delicate china tea-cups -- miniature bowls of egg-shell porcelain, without handles, and to be held daintily between the tips of high-bred fingers.

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • It was on Lady Fareham's visiting-day, deep in that very severe winter, that some news was told her which came like a thunder-clap, and which it needed all the weak soul's power of self-repression to suffer without swooning or hysterics.

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • Go there on the next visiting-day, and ask that figure crouched in the corner, huddled up like those

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works


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