midsummer-men

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n midsummer-men Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n midsummer-men The livelong, Sedum Telephium: said to have been used by girls on midsummer eve to test their lovers' fidelity.
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Usage

In literature:

After midsummer they watched the weather-cocks as men waiting in antechambers watch the lackey.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
The host bade make benches for the many valiant men, for the midsummer festival, (5) at which Siegfried should gain the name of knight.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
In hot weather this pier is nearly covered with men of leisure, taking midsummer-night dreams.
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
When midsummer was past, a company of young men upon a journey came to the house by Frodis Water.
"The Waif Woman" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The sun of Midsummer Day set on men wounded and weary, but victorious and free.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Though it was midsummer, the Chenault men gathered about the court-house stove.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
If you do not appear next midsummer you will be a coward in the eyes of all men.
"Stories and Ballads of the Far Past" by Nora Kershaw
One day in midsummer the farmer and his men came to the marsh with spades and grub-hoes and measuring lines.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
By the next midsummer he and his men shall find From every one among us high honor, welcome kind.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
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