All Fools' day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n All Fools' day the first day of April which is celebrated by playing practical jokes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • All Fools' Day The first day of April, a day on which sportive impositions are practiced. "The first of April, some do say,
      Is set apart for All Fools' Day ."
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Usage

In literature:

One of these days some bright darn fool'll fix up mental telepathy to suit all pocket-books.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
In writing our Florentine Dunciad, or History of Fools, can we possibly begin with a better day than All Fools' Day?
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
And, after all, I went to him to-day, like a fool!
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
Seven days are the days of mourning for the dead: But for a fool and an ungodly man, all the days of his life.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
I do not think they distinguished between it and All-Fool's Day in character or dignity.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
It's all along of that fool notion that will some day be the death of him like I told you.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
We can't fool here all day.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
But we are not going to stick fooling around here all day.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
I had begun my journey on the Day of All Fools.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
This is "All Fools Day" as I was very forcibly reminded this morning by a cutting "April Fool.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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In poetry:

Ah! come, cast off all fooling,
for this, at least, we know:
That the Dawn and the Day is coming,
and forth the Banners go.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris
But we were Gods then: we were they
Who laughed at fools, believed in friends,
And drank to all that golden day
Before us, which this poem ends.
"The Sentimentalist" by James Elroy Flecker
What fool shall say, "My days are fair,
God's in his world and all is well,"
When half mankind shrieks in despair
Worse than in Dante's flaming hell!
"Dark Days" by Max Ehrmann
What is he whispering to her there
Under the hedge-row spray?
"Spring, Spring, Spring?"--Is the world so fair
To him, fool, that he has no care
As he cuckoos it all day?
"Wormwood" by Cale Young Rice
And Tristram, "Ay, Sir Fool, for when our King
Was victor wellnigh day by day, the knights,
Glorying in each new glory, set his name
High on all hills, and in the signs of heaven."
"Idylls of the King: The Last Tournament (excerpt)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
And Tristram, `Ay, Sir Fool, for when our King
Was victor wellnigh day by day, the knights,
Glorying in each new glory, set his name
High on all hills, and in the signs of heaven.'
"The Last Tournament" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Amid all the jokes and pranks being played on April Fool's Day, it's nice to take a moment and remember that there are still plenty of videos of cute animals.
But it was all good, clean fun, until one day, a greaser with a great voice showed up on the scene and managed to fool a lot of people.
He may be the subject of the greatest all-time April Fool 's Day joke ever, which was perpetuated by Sports Illustrated in its April 1985 issue.
April Fool 's Day is just around the corner and that means rubes all over the world are bound to have their toilet seats super glued, their coffee spiked with garlic and their lives turned into someone else's entertainment.
Like on April Fool 's Day, for instance -- it's all about having a good, clean, family-friendly laugh.
I'm sure we've all been pranked on April Fools Day by someone, but your Dad.
All Blogs Phlog BU Daily Free Press publishes an issue of rape jokes for April Fools Day.
Google gave the internet an early April Fools Day prank today, releasing an "upgrade" for Google Maps that takes users to an 8-bit version of places all over the world.
He may be the subject of the greatest all-time April Fool's Day joke ever, which was perpetuated by Sports Illustrated in its April 1985 issue.
Like on April Fool's Day, for instance -- it's all about having a good, clean, family-friendly laugh.
Today, I wrap up the series of April Fools Day Pranks with one of my all time favorites.
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