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 All-hallown Summer.All Hallows’ Eve. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
All Hallow’s Day (November 1st).
 
The French call it Toussaint, which we have translated All Saints’ Day. Hallowmas is All-Saints’ festival. (Anglo-Saxon, hálig, but Hálig-mónáth was September, and Hálig-dœg was simply a Holy-day.)   1
 


 All-hallown Summer.All Hallows’ Eve. 

 
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