A day after the fair

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • A day after the fair too late
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. feire—L. feria, holiday.

Usage

In literature:

The day after the fair weather set in, a sail was reported ahead.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
But one day in the long main street she was fairly caught by a mob of boys hunting and hooting after a negro man.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Had not a neighbouring fair taken off the agriculturists after a few days, his ideas, like his stick, would have become porcine.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
The Josephine had a fair passage, and reached Lisbon on the day after the Young America had anchored in the river.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Ye're a day after the fair.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It was a fair wind now, and with a long day in front, and the freshness of Monday after a good rest.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Visitors from a distance are often compelled to depart in disappointment after waiting for days to obtain a fair view of the range.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
On the day after the fair at Neuilly, Louis de Gonzague was seated in the room of the Three Louis busily writing at a table.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
But no matter what he undertakes he is always a day after the fair.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
At first they ran before a fair wind; but after a few days there arose a great storm, and the sky and sea were red like blood.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
Macallison's loft must have been at sixes and sevens the day they turned that sail out; a Monday after Glasgow Fair, belike.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
The young fellow, who turned out to be a fairly good citizen named Stein, came after me the next day.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
And you come a day after the fair, Mr. Richard Gilbert.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
One day I had accompanied the party out after stag, for, being a fair shot, I frequently snatched a day's sport.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux
After a day or two, back came the gardener from his fair.
"The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India" by W.H.D. Rouse
The manager of the fair was resting after a particularly hard day's work.
"The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair" by James Otis
Margarita was always at my disposal, and after a few days so was the fair Buonacorsi, who was much the prettier of the two.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They arrived, as it turned out, a day after the fair.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff
He was walking home of an evening, from the fair of Kilcummer, a little merry, to be sure, after the day, and he came up with a berrin.
"Fairy Legends and Traditions of The South of Ireland" by T. Crofton Crocker
After a futile day they had gone to the nearest cantina, a fairly disreputable place.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In poetry:

On a fair day by accident, after
The bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.
"In Memory Of My Mother" by Patrick Kavanagh
After the battle of Calais, King Edward returns to fair England,
And he invited his nobles to a banquet most grand,
That the like hadn't been in England for many a day;
And many of the guests invited had come from far away.
"Jack o' the Cudgel" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

After months of hard work and preparation, a group of 37 area youth ended their day at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair with a little bit of extra money.
Youth hold community day of action, dispel stereotyped images - by MCJ Staff Just one week after the State Fair melee and days after three teens gunned down a pregnant mother of seven, several Milwaukee area youth grou.
Ron Wallace of Rhode Island celebrates after breaking the world record with a 2,009-pound pumpkin during the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair's opening day.
Woodworker Paul Gillan from Timbo , AR takes a nap after setting his booth up on Sunday during the last day of the 40th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair at Audubon Park.
Woodworker Paul Gillan from Timbo, AR takes a nap after setting his booth up on Sunday during the last day of the 40th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair at Audubon Park.
Wallace's pumpkin made history at the Topsfield Fair pumpkin weigh -off just one day after a pumpkin at the Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire had set the world record at 1,843.5 pounds, the Boston Globe reported.
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