• Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
    Wood is carefully and regularly piled in the seasoning-yard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv seasonably at an opportune time "your letter arrived apropos"
    • adv seasonably in accordance with the season "it was seasonably cold"
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A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season
Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice
    • seasonably In due time or season; in time convenient; sufficiently early: as, to sow or plant seasonably.
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  • Ambrose Philips
    Ambrose Philips
    “The flowers anew, returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.”
  • Will Rogers
    “There should be one day when there is open season on senators.”
  • Paramahansa Yogananda
    Paramahansa Yogananda
    “The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”
  • Sandi
    “Kindness out of season destroys authority.”


Silly season - The silly season is midsummer when Parliament is closed and nothing much is happening that is newsworthy, which reduces the press to reporting trivial and stupid stories.


In literature:

Just now Allan had been away from the Fort nearly the whole of the open season.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
More seasoning may be needed.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
The climate of Guayaquil during the dry season is nearly perfect.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
Ken sought out the picture of the last season's varsity.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
The season was very backward.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Its food was chiefly plantains, and mangoes when in season.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
During the last few seasons he has not done as well as had been expected at the outset of the season.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
Boil until very tender, season well, drain and arrange on a dish with tops up.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
Some seasons its bloom is scarcely in evidence; other seasons it overspreads the pastures.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
Many analogies between the seasons of the year and the seasons of life, being natural, have been a frequent theme of poetry in all countries.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson

In poetry:

"But I, or e'er that season come,
Escaped from every care,
Shall reach my refuge in the tomb,
And sleep securely there."
"Stanzas On The Late Indecent Liberties Taken With The Remains Of The Great Milton" by William Cowper
I, before I learned how time
Robs all summers at their prime,
I, few seasons gone from birth,
Felt my body change to earth.
"Inheritance" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Thus Satan for a season reigns,
And keeps his goods in peace;
The soul is pleased to wear his chains,
Nor wishes a release.
"The Heart Taken" by John Newton
"Forest, though the tempests blow,
The years come and the years go,
And the seasons wax and wane,
You are ever young again."
"Return" by Mihai Eminescu
"But is there nothing in thy track,
To bid thee fondly stay,
While the swift seasons hurry back
To find the wished-for day?"
"The Old Man Dreams" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But there has come no change for thee
Save what each season forms;
Broad summer ever fair to see,
And winter with its storms.
"The Churchyard Tree" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

On Tuesday's season-11 finale of Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas gave it their all in their final dance of the season.
After finishing third at districts last season, coach Sean Cunningham hopes they can make a run at state this season.
The first ice of the season appeared in the Chena River on Friday morning when the temperature at Fairbanks International Airport dipped to a low of 14 degrees, the coldest temperature so far this season.
Last season, it took the Buffalo High School volleyball almost the entire season to pick up a conference win.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10.
Since the season ended, Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee has had countless opportunities to close the door on Alexander Semin potentially returning next season.
The spring season coincides with graduations and weddings, and the fall season with end-of-the-year holidays.
WHEN the Jets' 1-15 season was finally over, Leon Hess did what he always has done after so many other games in so many other seasons.
The White Sox were bidding to become the first team with two regular-season no-hitters in the same season since the 1973 Angels, who got two from Nolan Ryan.
After taking home the top prize with hopeful Jermaine Paul on the last season of 'The Voice,' Blake Shelton was the coach to beat heading into tonight's Season 3 premiere of the popular reality competition series.
There are cool season and warm season varieties.
Pro football fans who are old enough to remember the 1987 season likely recall there were fewer games that season.
View full size Patirick Semansky, AP file photo Ohio State likes its football team going to those end-season-games called bowls, so it's self-imposed "punishment" doesn't prohibit the team from going to one in any future seasons.
Phillip Phillips took home the "Idol" title on Wednesday's season finale, while Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino had people talking when she hit the stage in a skin-tight, sequin catsuit.
The pieces were in place from the start of the season, and that showed itself throughout the season and into the playoffs.

In science:

This suggests that one of the season is of markedly lower quality than the others (between JD 2455150 and 2455400) and may have an incorrect zero-point for HD 189733.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
This corresponds to the season with the most discrepant behaviour of the Gaussian process interpolation for HD 189733 (Fig. 4).
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Since we do not consider actual change in atmospheric properties at this level (“weather”) to be plausible, we suspect higher uncertainties in the measurement of the stellar flux during the lower-quality season to be responsible for the mismatch.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
The total flux of the star in the blue (Str¨omgren b and y filters) varies by 1-3 %, depending on the seasons.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
We used LOO-CV to compare different kernels, but we also performed a careful visual examination of the results, generating predictive distributions over the entire monitoring period and over individual seasons.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations