The holidays


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any fixed or usual period for relaxation or festivity; especially, Christmas and New Year's day with the intervening time.

See also: Holiday

References in classic literature ?
She was pained to hear Tom say in the holidays that Philip was as queer as ever again, and often cross.
On that same evening there was to be one of the balls that Iogel (the dancing master) gave for his pupils durings the holidays.
Marlow had made their acquaintance one summer in the country, where they were accustomed to take a cottage for the holidays .
I expressed no regret at missing Captain Anthony and we proceeded in silence till, on approaching the holiday cottage, Fyne suddenly and unexpectedly broke it by the hurried declaration that he would go on with me a little farther.
Now, in my time, when we got home by the old coach, which put us down at the cross-roads with our boxes, the first day of the holidays, and had been driven off by the family coachman, singing "Dulce Domum" at the top of our voices, there we were, fixtures, till black Monday came round.
Cliff's Holiday" has been the name of it ever sin' I were a boy; that's to say, some said as it was the holiday Old Harry gev him from roasting, like.
So now, two days before the holiday, Martha had been twice to see Vasili Andreevich and had got from him wheat flour, tea, sugar, and a quart of vodka, the lot costing three rubles, and also five rubles in cash, for which she thanked him as for a special favour, though he owed Nikita at least twenty rubles.
There was no one else in the yard except a stranger, the cook's husband, who had come for the holiday.
Walking into the City in the holiday afternoon, he walked against a living stream setting out of it; and thus, when he turned into the precincts of St Mary Axe, he found a prevalent repose and quiet there.
Sir,' the old man represented with a grave and patient air, 'there must be two parties to the transaction of business, and the holiday has left me alone.
Baja Fresh will accept clothing and toy donations at all Southern California locations throughout the holidays for Support for the Kids.
employees who have access to WPO's Advantage[TM] web site through their employer or employee assistance plan (EAP) asks employees how they will keep their health in focus over the holidays.