Definition of Lammas Day
1. Noun. Commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England.
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Literary usage of Lammas Day
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1. The English Village Community Examined in Its Relations to the Manorial and by Frederic Seebohm (1905)
"... Old Lammas-day, and hath a right to turn the like number of cattle upon the Lammas ground in Walsworth upon and from Old Lammas-day until Old Lady-day. ..."
2. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"This is confirmed by Blount, who tells us that Lammas Day, the 1st of August, otherwise called the Gule, or Yule of August, may be a corruption of the ..."
3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"Lammas Day is properly the ist of August. The Act of George II. which established the new style in England excepted the days for the commencement of Lammas ..."
4. British Popular Customs, Present and Past: Illustrating the Social and by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1900)
"GULE of August, or Lammas Day, is variously explained. ... Blount says, " Lammas Day, the 1st of August, otherwise called the Guie or Tule of August, ..."
5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"Lammas Day. The 1st of August. Cow- ell. It is one of the Scotch quarter days, and is what is called a "conventional term." Moz. ..."