Definition of St martin's day

1. Noun. The feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland.

Exact synonyms: 11 November, Martinmas
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Nov, November

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Lexicographical Neighbors of St Martin's Day

St Bernard
St George's Channel
St Giles' Greek
St Helens
St Ignatius' bean
St James's
St James's Palace
St John
St John's Day
St John's Eve
St John's Night
St John's bread
St John's wort
St John's wort family
St Joseph
St Martin's Day
St Mary's
St Mihiel
St Patrick's Day
St Peter's wort
St Valentine's Day
Stachys palustris
Stachys sylvatica

Literary usage of St martin's day

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1. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"... call'd Martinalia, or drinking healths to the memory of St Martin, practis'd by our Saxon and Danish ancestors. I doubt not but upon St Martin s Day, ..."

2. Lives of Scottish Worthies by Patrick Fraser Tytler (1831)
"... from the Feast of St Luke to St Martin-s Day; nor was any one found to oppose them, except the soldiers of the garrison of Berwick, and of other castles ..."

3. Italy in the Nineteenth Century and the Making of Austria-Hungary and Germany by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer, A.C. McClurg & Co (1896)
"thus alluding to a custom which made St. Martin-s day, like the ist of May in New York, a day of general moving. The battle ended in a frightful storm, ..."

4. The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta, to the End of the Eleventh by Great Britain (1762)
"... and all other Wa- 4.79, ters (wherein Salmons be taken) (hall be in Defence for tak- king Salmons from the Nativity of our Lady unto St. Martin s Day; ..."

5. Proceedings by Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1882)
"... signifying a certain measure of wheat, which every man on St, Martin.s day gave—as customary oblation—to the ordinary, or lord of the manor. ..."

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