from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A year of travel which it was formerly the custom, in Germany, for a journeyman to take before settling down to his employment.


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  • Where the rootless shall be rooted when the wander-year is done!

    Song of the Drift Weed

  • Such a wander-year, spent together, had, from early days, been one of their cherished dreams; but, as too often happens, there proved little family likeness between the dream and the reality.

    Captain Desmond, V.C.

  • Yet, very soon after, he had found himself in the thick of fresh delights -- a wander-year in Italy, Greece, the Mediterranean, with the parents and Christine ----

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • It had happened the night after Sam's graduation in June and just the night before I had sailed with Mabel Vandyne and Miss Greenough for a wander-year in Europe.

    Over Paradise Ridge A Romance

  • -- "I 'm starting on my wander-year," she added, and waved her hand imperially towards the open sea.

    The Lady Paramount

  • a great love -- had chosen to round off the wander-year devoted to his friend.

    Captain Desmond, V.C.


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