Martinmas summer
Martinmas Mar"tin*mas, n. [St. Martin + mass religious service.] (Eccl.) The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; -- often called {martlemans}. [1913 Webster]

{Martinmas summer}, a period of calm, warm weather often experienced about the time of Martinmas; Indian summer. --Percy Smith. [1913 Webster]


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