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78 examples of  market-day  in sentences

78 examples of market-day in sentences

It was a market-day, and the country-people were all assembled with their baskets of poultry, eggs, and such things; the postilion had no sooner lashed the man who would have taken hold of his horse, but a great cabbage came whirling like a bombshell into the carriage, at which my lord laughed more, for it knocked my lady's fan out of her hand, and plumped into Father Holt's stomach.

It was market-day, and there were many country people in Preston.

"Do," says Mrs. Veal; on which she left her, and went to a neighbor's to see her; and by the time Mrs. Bargrave was returning, Mrs. Veal was got without the door in the street, in the face of the beast-market, on a Saturday (which is market-day), and stood ready to part as soon as Mrs. Bargrave came to her.

As I was wont I trudged last market-day To town, with new-laid eggs preserved in hay.

She tauld thee weel thou was a skellum, A blethering, blustering, drunken blellum, That frae November till October Ae market-day thou was nae sober; That ilka melder wi'

The savage Rifians assemble for barter and trade on market-days, which are occasions of fierce and incessant quarrels among themselves, when it is not unusual for two or three persons to be left dead on the spot.

It is market-day, and you will probably find him somewhere in the high street for an hour or two to come," answered he.

Saturday is the great market-day of the week, and not only then is the "Place de Strasbourg," at the end of the "Rue du Centre," well crowded, but evenas happens on no other daythe Place Lafayette, in front of the hotel, and the top of the Coustous as well.

Argelรจs itself is a peculiar old place; though devoid of much interest, except on market-days.

On a market-day the streets in the vicinity of the old church, builtpartly in the 12th and finished between the 15th and 16th centuriesby the Templars, assume a wonderfully gay appearance, and towards the back of the church we noticed one old house whose balconies, if a trifle warped and weather-beaten under the thin covering of white paint, were nevertheless bright with pots of geraniums, wallflowers, and stocks.

It must have been market-day at Laruns (233/4 miles), for when we arrived there at noon the streets were so full of carts and people that it was a matter of difficulty to get past.

The next market-day Rauchen encountered the former suitor and publicly charged him with the slander, in such terms as his baseness deserved.

[Illustration: The Plaza of San German on Market-day.

Friar, this is not Mansfield market-day.

And it will seem no more to thee Than if at the village on market-day I should a little longer stay Than I am used.

These latter personages (whose introduction by the artist is none the less effective, because, in queer proximity, there are some commodities of market-day in the shape of living ducks and dead poultry,) I interpreted to represent the spirits of Johnson's father and mother, lending what aid they could to lighten his half-century's burden of remorse.

I have always had an idea of old Michael Johnson sending his literay merchandise by carrier's wagon, journeying to Uttoxeter afoot on market-day morning, selling "books" through the busy hours, and returning to Lichfield at night.

THE DERBY RAM As I was going to Derby all on a market-day, I met the finest ram, sir, that ever was fed upon hay; Upon hay, upon hay, upon hay; I met the finest ram, sir, that ever was fed upon hay.

THE OLD WOMAN AND THE PEDLAR There was an old woman, as I've heard tell, She went to market her eggs for to sell; She went to market all on a market-day, And she fell asleep on the King's highway.

Meanwhile, Lucy Porter kept the best company of our little city, but would make no engagement on market-days, lest Granny, as she called Mrs. Johnson, should catch cold by serving in the shop.

He is a niggard all the week, except only market-day, where, if his corn sell well, he thinks he may be drunk with a good conscience.

Upon the market-day he is much haunted with urinals, where if he find anything (though he know nothing), yet he will say somewhat, which if it hit to some purpose, with a few fustian words he will seem a piece of strange stuff.

[Footnote 14: "Vpon the market-day he is much haunted with vrinals, where, if he finde any thing, (though he knowe nothing,) yet hee will say some-what, which if it hit to some purpose, with a fewe fustian words, hee will seeme a piece of strange stuffe."

It was a market-day at St. Urban's; and Victor and Jeanne had gone for the day, and would not be back till late in the evening.

How much such discourses are needed in this place, I leave you to judge from the following extract from the New Orleans Guide: "The greatest market-day is Sunday.

I am to take them to him next market-day.

Two days afterwards, when Ned came home to tea, he thought with pleasure that to-morrow was market-day at the town where Mr. Stockwell lived; and he ran in and out twenty times, to look at, and admire, his beautiful apricot-tree.

Free fights occur on market-days, ending in many a broken headsometimes in slaughter.

" "Wednesday, April 7. Went to the Piazza Navone, being market-day, in search of prints.

It was market-day, and all sorts of things were brought for trade.

He opened a bookstall on market-days at neighbouring towns, including Birmingham, which was as yet unable to maintain a separate bookseller.

How close, one has only to go out to Sefrou on a market-day to see.

It was market-day.

The next morning Mr. De Younge (for the father of Kinch rejoiced in that aristocratic cognomen) was early at his receptacle for old clothes, and it being market-day, he anticipated doing a good business.

This was indeed a modern improvement; in the old days the Romans only washed their arms and legs daily, and took a bath every market-day, i.e. every ninth day.

SATURDAY.This is the regular market-day here.

Besides, it was but two years before that period, that they had come into fierce and open hostility with the planters for abolishing the Sunday market, and giving them no market-day instead thereof.

SATURDAY.This is the regular market-day here.

Besides, it was but two years before that period, that they had come into fierce and open hostility with the planters for abolishing the Sunday market, and giving them no market-day instead thereof.

Thursday is the market-day.

It was market-day.

This morning was the great market-day, and the peasantry of the Black Forest came down from the mountains to dispose of their produce.

and you only bought her last market-day.

She tauld thee weel thou wast a skellum, A blethering,[160] blustering, drunken blellum; That frae November till October, Ae market-day thou wasna sober; That ilka melder, wi' the miller, Thou sat as lang as thou had siller; That every naig was ca'd a shoe on, The smith and thee gat roaring fou on; That at the Lord's house, even on Sunday, Thou drank wi' Kirten Jean till Monday.

As late as the third week in April the Grande Place was the regular scene of commerce, and on market-days it was dotted with stalls upon which were offered for sale such frivolous things as postcards displaying the damage done to the railway-station quarter.

On market-days, Dorchester is crowded with carriers' vans and innumerable vehicles which have brought in the farmers and their families from remote corners of the surrounding country, and it is then that one is able to select examples of many of the characters created by the novelist.

Every Wednesday, which was market-day in Alcira and brought a great crowd of orchard-folk to town, the street where don Jaime lived was the busiest in the city.

On market-days the patio would be thronged.

I was uncommonly busy through that afternoon, for it was market-day, and there were a mort of people going in and out.

It's a very lonely walk at the best of times, though a few of the country folks do go that way between Malsham and Crosber on market-days.

Nor on market-day had she expressed any wish to go with him to Malsham to spend money on drapery; and he had an idea, sedulously cultivated by Mrs. Tadman, that young women were perpetually wanting to spend money at drapers' shops.

It was not a market-day, but Stephen Whitelaw had announced at dinner-time that he had an appointment at Malsham, and had set out immediately after dinner in the chaise-cart, much to the wonderment of Mrs. Tadman, who was an inveterate gossip, and never easy until she arrived at the bottom of any small household mystery.

"I haven't known him go to Malsham, except of a market-day, not once in a twelvemonth.

It was a market-day, the household work was finished, and Ellen was sitting with Mrs. Tadman in the parlour, where those two spent so many weary hours of their lives, the tedium whereof was relieved only by woman's homely resource, needlework.

It was market-day; Stephen Whitelaw was not expected home till tea-time, and the meal was to be eaten at a later hour than usual.

He had never thought of this place in his life before; but the image of it came into his mind now, as he had seen it on market-days for the last four yearsa bran new red-brick building in Malsham High-street.

Truck-garden market-day.

Truck-garden market-day.

My mother always took him to town on a market-day in a light gig.

"At that time booksellers' shops in the provincial towns of England were very rare, so that there was not one even in Birmingham, in which town old Mr. Johnson used to open a shop every market-day.

On a market-day like this there is, of course, the incessant entry and exit of carts, waggons, traps, gigs, four-wheels, and a large number of private carriages.

On a market-day there is a great bustle; men hustle in and out, with a bluff disregard of conventional politeness, but with no intention of rudeness.

But market-day is a tradition with all classes; even the gentry appear in greater numbers.

They tell me that to-morrow's the market-day, and I thought that you might give me a pass, and let me go out about the town.

GORMAN Master, let me out in the town on the market-day.

He very politely acceded to our request of visiting the bazaar the following morning, which being market-day, the influx of strangers from the Tartar encampments at the different oases of the Bokhara Desert, and country people from the Toorkisth[=a]n mountains, was very great.

John d'Aubigne, a nobleman of Saintonge, as he passed through Amboise one market-day with his son, a little boy eight years old, stopped before the heads fixed upon the posts, and said to the child, "My boy, spare not thy head, after mine, to avenge these brave chiefs; if thou spare thyself, thou shalt have my curse upon thee."

In consequence, he attended several market-days, and purchased all that came in his way.

In consequence, he attended several market-days, and purchased all that came in his way.

There is scarce a City in Great-Britain but has one of this Tribe, who takes it into his Protection, and on the Market-Day harangues the good People of the Place with Aphorisms and Receipts.

The Great Market-day.

About half are religious in character; of the rest, three treat some romantic episode, one is a study of unrequited passion ending in suicide, and one is a market-day farce, the personae being in each case rude herdsmen.

Royston was alive only on market-days.

Naomi had plucked three fowls and trussed them, and wrapping each in a white napkin, had packed them in her basket with a dozen and a half of eggs, a few pats of butter, and a nosegay or two of garden-flowersSweet Williams, marigolds, and heart's-ease: for it was market-day at Tregarrick.

There, don't go falling into a flustration; don't now, Esther, and to-morrow market-day and all!

It chanced to be market-day when I arrived, so that I had a capital opportunity of observing the population for whose edification my "literary tastes" were, I hoped, to be called into requisition.

Nearly all choose Wednesday or Thursday, so as not to interfere with the Saturday market-day of the farmers.

He once wanted to explain to me the word l'Allemagne (or Germany), and he drummed the all too simple melody which on market-days is played to dancing-dogs, namely, dum-dum-dum!