time of year

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Noun1.time of year - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
harvest time, harvest - the season for gathering crops
haying time, haying - the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"
autumn, fall - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
spring, springtime - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
winter, wintertime - the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
dry season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
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The meads were changing now; but it was still warm enough in early afternoons before milking to idle there awhile, and the state of dairy-work at this time of year allowed a spare hour for idling.
But, knowing what our relations were, he said in the most good-natured and respectful manner possible that he supposed on my leaving at Christmas I should take you with me, and on my asking what he would do without you he merely observed that, as a matter of fact, it was a time of year when he could do with a very little female help.
I haven't many by me at this time of year, but these shelves will be full--next summer.
He assured us that they were good for one--better than medicine; in his country people lived on them at this time of year.
Each pair of trousers, coat, and vest bore a number, indicating the time of year and season at which they were in turn to be laid out for wearing; and the same system was applied to the master's shoes.
The evening was chilly, but not cold for the time of year.
This ain't no time of year to start farmin'," he added, glum and sullen.
To some few of the company it appeared rather a bold undertaking, considering the time of year, and that it had rained every day for the last fortnight;-- and Mrs.
But when Elizabeth told of his silence; it did not seem very likely, even to Charlotte's wishes, to be the case; and after various conjectures, they could at last only suppose his visit to proceed from the difficulty of finding anything to do, which was the more probable from the time of year.
Following her visit yesterday, Roberta said: "It was great to meet the dedicated, hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Durham delivery office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.
Last night, forecaster Craig Snell said: "What we will see as the week progresses is a gradual increase of temperatures returning to the type of winter we would normally expect at this time of year in Britain.
If they do have any piece of information that they think could take us forward, please, at this time of year in particular, share it with us.