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St Martin's summer Line breaks: St Martin's sum¦mer

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Definition of St Martin's summer in English:

noun

British dated
A period of fine weather around 11 November (the feast day of St Martin of Tours).
Example sentences
  • Poins calls Falstaff ‘Martlemas', perhaps alluding to St Martin's summer (compare Prince Harry's ‘All-hallown summer’); or to Martinmas beef, fattened for slaughter by that date.
  • Of course, it might not feel like Winter if one is experiencing a "St. Martin's Summer" -- the equivalent of an "Indian Summer."

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