Summering

Definitions

  • Summer Moon
    Summer Moon
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Summering a kind of early apple
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
ERMINE IN HIS SUMMER DRESS ERMINE IN HIS SUMMER DRESS
THE ENGLISH SUMMER (LEFT) AND WINTER THE ENGLISH SUMMER (LEFT) AND WINTER
SUMMER VISITORS SUMMER VISITORS
The princess imprisoned in the summer-house The princess imprisoned in the summer-house

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
  • Heraclitus
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    “God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “But thy eternal summer shall not fade.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.”

Idioms

Indian summer - If there is a period of warmer weather in late autumn, it is an Indian summer.
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One swallow does not make a summer - This means that one good or positive event does not mean that everything is all right.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sumer, sumor; Dut. zomer, Ger. sommer.

Usage

In literature:

Who was the little waif that had chosen this sky-invading summit for its summer habitat?
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Here, as everywhere else on the river, the summer is the busiest season.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
We could have gone about everywhere with him; and we shall miss him especially when we go away in summer.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The young grasshoppers may be found in spring or early summer, and a few even in late summer, among the grass of old meadows and pastures.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
They may therefore be found during the winter as well as in the summer.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Somebody's going to use it this summer.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
He had not been washed since the previous summer.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Its devotees grow in appreciative enjoyment with repeated summerings.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Summer, Newberry, S.C. 8/23/37.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Before the summer ended an event occurred that gave her still greater freedom of action.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

But summer evenings,
Hard luck Mose
Goes in for all
The fun he knows.
"Mose" by Sterling A Brown
Summer night, come from God,
On your beauty, I see,
A still wave has flowed
Of eternity!
"An Improvisation" by George MacDonald
A billow of the sunny sea,
A cloudlet of the summer sky,
How wide is their felicity—
So widely blest am I!
"'Yes'" by Charles Harpur
But hark! low, in the world within,
One sad aeolian tone:
"Ah! shall we ever, ever win
A summer of our own?"
"Songs of the Summer Days" by George MacDonald
Wail, winds of summer, as ye sweep
The arching skies;
O, let your echoes swell with deep,
Woe-piercing cries!
"Henry Clay" by Effie Afton
And yet tis heard in every vale
An undiscovered song
And makes a pleasant wonder tale
For all the summer long
"The Landrail" by John Clare

In news:

Classic summer grits are excellent topped with summer fruit.
Published Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 12 a.m. After last summer's bust, people are more eager than ever for the homegrown tomatoes of summer.
"Summer Vacation" offers many simple pleasures but after enough 100 degree days it's easy to start dreaming about a "vacation from summer.
Summers spent running through the countryside of Bath likely prepared Terrence Trammell for his summer in Beijing.
If all those kids can't find summer jobs, then just why in the heck did we import more than 100,000 foreign students for the summer.
I wrote earlier this summer about the federal Summer Work Travel Program in this column.
Sybil Bateman would prefer to sleep through summer morning sunlight rather than enjoy the extended hour of a summer evening ("Daylight saving time," Readers' Forum, Nov 19).
The summer of 2010 was a rough summer.
It was 3 AM, an early-summer night turning into an early-summer morning.
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and the resorts at Lake Tahoe desperately hopes that summer works out better than this winter did.
Many people from this area spend time in Wisconsin at summer cottages during the summer.
Wolcott Street's bubbling ooze that comes up during the summer heat most years in front of Joshua's Storehouse will be remediated this summer.
I paddled close to a thousand miles last summer across the Northeast and have done my fair share this summer.
A second round of swim tryouts for Volusia County summer lifeguard positions will be held to recruit summer lifeguards for Volusia County's beaches.
While I loved summer vacation when I was a kid, I hear more and more youngsters say they are bored by this time of the summer.
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In science:

These nodes are associated with characteristic summer circulation features.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
The summer 2008 test beam results have shown very good performance complying with the DHCAL requirements.
Development of MicroMegas for a Digital Hadronic Calorimeter
In table 1, we summerize the results of all C-doped clusters.
Ferromagnetism in Carbon doped Zinc Oxide Systems
To study the performance of the proposed Cherenkov detector design, a two channel prototype was constructed during summer 2008.
Precision Polarimetry at the ILC: Concepts, Simulations and experiments
The Nature paper [Stott, Stone and Allen (2004)] uses extreme value methods with average summer temperature as a proxy for a heat wave to try to answer this question.
Limit theorems for empirical processes of cluster functionals
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