mid-May

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mid-May the middle part of May
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Usage

In literature:

From the end of May to mid-July we have the Grand Season at Covent Garden.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
By means of this instrument the course of any ship having one aboard can be traced, wherever she may be in mid-ocean.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
Allison's stay promised to be prolonged until mid-April, possibly May.
"A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike" by Charles King
On the 2nd May the reading in the morning and evening was -12 deg., at mid-day -2 deg.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Forced swarming may be performed at mid-day.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
One fine warm Sunday in mid-May, about four o'clock, all the Brodricks except Hugh were assembled on Hugh's lawn.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Almost before it seemed possible, the locusts were in bloom and it was mid-May by the calendar.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Ranmer spire you may see from half over mid-Surrey, but Ranmer is high on a ridge.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
However, I want my dear mother with me, and by mid-summer I may return.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
You may be sure that An Ching made haste to finish up her work after they had all eaten their mid-day meal.
"The Little Girl Lost" by Eleanor Raper
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In poetry:

For my life has passed into evening,
And I sit, mid the shadows here,
Hearing still the shadowy whisper
That success may be bought too dear.
"Retrospect" by Nora Pembroke
May sleep come soon. I see old shadows creep
Along the sleep stream,
The darkness 'mid the talking palms is deep.
I can but dream
Are you asleep?
"A Song" by Leon Gellert
Still but your wing and confide me the story,
Chant it to me in a short plaintive song;
Perhaps it may speak of a sweet transient glory
That faded and died 'mid disaster and wrong.
"The Lone Bird" by Jared Barhite
Betwixt them and the true one who loved us in truth,
Who bore them, and died ’mid the hopes of her youth!
Who would live in a world where nor anguish nor ruth
May avail the bereaved ones.
"A Lament" by Charles Harpur
Perhaps we shall not search in vain
Within its wreck and gloom;
'Mid roses ruined of the rain
There still may live one bloom;
One flower, whose heart may still retain
The long-lost soul-perfume.
"A Reed Shaken In The Wind" by Madison Julius Cawein
The Golden Rose still breaks and blows,
Still breaks and blows, still gleams and glows,
'Mid icy blasts, and wintry snows,
The Golden Rose still breaks and blows;--
Search w ell and you may find it!
"The Golden Rose" by John Oxenham

In news:

This may change with the release of a ravishing new coffee table book, Selwyn Pullan, Documenting Mid-Century West Coast Modernism (Douglas & McIntyre), that collects some of his best work.
For several years in the mid 90s, you may have heard Jason King on our sister station.
Since mid May I have been home all of three weekends for a variety of reasons.
0Construction begins May 1 and should be completed by mid-February.
It may be late in the 2012 racing season, but Saturday's $350,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct has a field of seven that would rival any mid-year stakes.
While the temperature may still be in the mid-to-upper 60s at the start of the Rangers' playoff game and Friday night football, it won't last for long.
They say the so-called mid-life crisis may be driven by biology, not psychology.
The Friendship Kitchen, an outreach ministry of North Parkersburg Baptist Church, celebrated an outstanding 10 years of serving the Mid-Ohio Valley community on May 8.
URBANA — New owners plan to open a liquor store at the former location of the Home Run Food Mart, which Urbana police shut down in mid-May after a three-week investigation led to drug paraphernalia charges against the previous owners.
Jason and I went back for its official installation, and that was in mid-May, and it was quite well received.
The trek runs through mid-May, after which Mastodon heads to Europe to support Metallica.
New Moon Cafe moving to White's building in mid-May.
New Moon Cafe will relocate to the White's Building in mid-May from its current downtown location, 1002 Broad St. Javascript is required to view this map.
RARITAN TOWNSHIP — Police are still investigating the vandalism to Hunterdon Central's baseball fields in mid-May, police said today.
Postal Service to delay cutbacks until mid-May.
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In science:

Our analysis of the mid-IR MIPS 24 µm selected sources, composing much of the CIRB background, has shown that the fraction of those sources dominated by an AGN (either type1 or type-2) is around ∼ 10% to 20% down to 0.3 mJy, and may decrease at fainter fluxes.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
It may due to increasingly high obscuring column densities, causing the 8 µm mid-IR emission to become re-absorbed.
A Simple Model For Mid-Infrared Emission from Normal Galaxies
Be that as it may, the drive to produce a general definition of mixing in infinite ergodic theory had apparently ceased by the mid 1970’s.
On infinite-volume mixing
We find that in more than 30% of LIRGs, at least ∼50% of their mid-IR emission stems from the extended component, which may contribute even up to ∼80%.
Extreme Starbursts in the Local Universe
It has been hypothesised that FeLOBALs may represent a transition population between ultra-luminous infra-red galaxies and quasars with some of these sources having prodigiously high star formation rates, as inferred from their mid infra-red properties (Farrah et al. 2007).
Heavily Reddened Quasars at z~2 in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey: A Transitional Phase in AGN Evolution
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