Definition of Maypoles

1. Noun. (plural of maypole) ¹



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Definition of Maypoles

1. maypole [n] - See also: maypole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maypoles

mayoralties
mayoralty
mayordom
mayoress
mayoresses
mayorial
mayories
mayors
mayorship
mayorships
mayory
mayos
mayour
mayours
maypoles (current term)
maypop
maypops
mayst
mayster
maysters
maytansine
maythorn
mayvin
mayvins
mayweed
mayweeds
mazaedia
mazaedium
mazal tov

Literary usage of Maypoles

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"All that's fair must fade, and maypoles enjoy no special exemption. In 1713 it became necessary to have a new one, which was accordingly set up on the 4th ..."

2. The Diary of the Rev. Henry Newcome, from September 30, 1661, to September by Henry Newcome (1849)
"maypoles, the things that the Puritans most denounced,1 were everywhere seen. ... maypoles, Newcome encountered in grim silence ; but meeting a morris-dance ..."

3. A Journey in Carniola, Italy, and France, in the Years 1817,1818: Containing by William Archibald Cadell (1820)
"They are now preparing maypoles, 50 feet high, which it is the custom to erect before the palace of the king, of the Prince of Carignano, and of four or ..."

4. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"There were two maypoles set up in my parish [King's-Norton]; the one was stollen, and the other was given by a profest papist. That which was stollen was ..."

5. Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning the North Riding of Yorkshire, York by Eliza Gutch (1901)
"231. See also under NATURAL OBJECTS : Wells, Walton, p. 32. maypoles. Aysgarth. In it is an old may-pole about 90 feet in height. WHELLAN, vol. ii., p. 389. ..."

6. British Popular Customs, Present and Past: Illustrating the Social and by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1900)
"It was, says Hone (Every Day Boole, vol. ip 556), a great object with some of the more rigid reformers to suppress ' amusements, especially maypoles ; and ..."

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