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  • Martlemas — Mar tle*mas, n. See {Martinmas}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • martlemas — obs. form of Martinmas …   Useful english dictionary

  • martlemas-beef —  beef dried in the chimney like bacon, so called, because it is usual to kill the beef for this purpose about the feast of St. Martin, November the eleventh. Ess. and Suff …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Martinmas —  , Martlemas    This date, 11 November, is the feast of St Martin of Tours. In medieval and Elizabethan times it was an occasion for an ample feast of meat, because livestock which could not be fed through the winter was being slaughtered. Other… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Martinmas — 11 November. The feast day of St Martin of Tours (d. 397), a soldier, then monk and bishop and patron saint of France. The middle of November was the time for salting meat slaughtered for winter there being insufficient feed until the following… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • martinmas — n. Feast of St. Martin, Nov. 11, martilmas, martlemas …   New dictionary of synonyms