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 Lammas.Lammas-tide. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lammas Day (August 1st)
 
means the loaf-mass day. The day of first-fruit offerings, when a loaf was given to the priests in lieu of the first-fruits. (Saxon, halm-mœsse, for half-mæsse dæg.)   1
       
August 1 Old Style, August 12 New Style.
 


 Lammas.Lammas-tide. 

 
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