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 All Fours.All Hallow’s Day (November 1st). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
All-hallown Summer.
 
The second summer, or the summerly time which sets in about All-Hallows-tide. Called by the French, L’été de St. Martin (from October 9th to November 11th). Also called St. Luke’s Summer (St. Luke’s Day is October 18th). The Indian summer. Shakespeare uses the term—   1
       
“Farewell, thou latter spring; farewell, All-hallown Summer!”
       
I Henry IV. i. 2.
 


 All Fours.All Hallow’s Day (November 1st). 

 
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