Related to maying: May Day, mating


or May·ing  (mā′ĭng)
The celebration of May Day, especially by the gathering of spring flowers.
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the traditional celebration of May Day
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(ˈmeɪ ɪŋ)

(sometimes l.c.) May 1 (def. 3).
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At around 11.30pm on Monday, July 22, police officers were called to disturbance in The Maying, Reading, Berkshire.
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Now is the month of maying, When merry lads are playing.
One former Cuomo aide tells Ambar caustically, and off the record, "I thought Cuomo was a great owner or manager of a five and ten cent store who became owner of Bloomingdales." Ambar admits that his biographical subject "seemed to lack policy focus." Prominent among his legacy were tax cuts and more prisons, accomplishments dis maying to liberals like Ambar.
She is "virgin May," characterized as the maiden of English "Maying" traditions, the incarnation of pastoral idyll, only because Crane, momentarily cast here as John Smith, has by elision driven out her lover.
(41.) For examples, see "Poesy A Maying" (MP 4:200-204, 24-25), "Shadows of Taste" (MP 3:303-10, 9-10), "Pewit's Nest" (MP 3:472-73, 22-23), "The Thrushes Nest" (MP 4:186-87, 1-3), "Summer Evening (MP4:147, 8-9).
In between it travels from the rising sap of Morley's Now Is The Month of Maying to the sunset harmonies and lengthening shadows of Delius's To Be Sung Of A Summer Night on the Water.
He is survived by wife, veteran actress Luz Valdez; daughter Maleck; son Robby; grandchildren Dani and Denise; sister Cecile Bernardo, nieces Maying Kwok, Judith Dayrit, Claire Feliciano and Joam del Gallego.
Moreover, a fascinating piece of reception history is provided by the Christie's database record of Ruskin's manuscript annotations in his copy: Corinna's going a Maying is "lovely" and the close of the final stanza is "Horatian," His Poetrie his Pillar consists of "quiet unaccented iambs," a passage in The Mad Maids Song is "curious," and A Prognostick is "low." Surely, this commentary from the arbiter of nineteenth-century aesthetic taste ought to have found a place in the Oxford Herrick?
(50) Kirk session elders were alarmed at the crowds of parishioners drawn to a well at Downie to the south of Aberdeen (named for St Fiacre, also known as Fithack), who visited it 'in a superstitious manner for seeking health to themselves or bairns' particularly on the first Sunday in May as part of the maying festivity.