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May:

see monthmonth,
in chronology, the conventional period of a lunation, i.e., passage of the moon through all its phases. It is usually computed at approximately 29 or 30 days. For the computation of the month and its harmony with the solar calendar and for the months in others than the
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may,

name for several plants; in England, particularly the hawthornhawthorn,
any species of the genus Crataegus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), shrubs and trees widely distributed in north temperate climates and especially common in E North America.
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in botany, name for several spring-blooming plants. In England the hawthorn is called mayflower, or may; in North America the name is used for the trailing arbutus, the hepatica, and an herb (Maianthemum canadense) of the family Liliaceae (lily family).
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May

Sir Robert McCredie. born 1936, Australian biologist and ecologist
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And thus we have inspired in thee a Lecture [Qur'an] in Arabic that thou mayest warn the mother-town [Mecca] and those around it, and mayest want of a day of assembling whereof there is no doubt.
When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand, but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.
Then lifting up his dripping face and azure beard, 'Dost ask,' said he, 'in what way thou mayest repair the loss of thy bees?
So far thou mayest beleeue me, that what my selfe beleeue not, I inuented not, but tooke out of others' ([A3.
So mayest thou Still to thy chosen people lend thine aid; And these blaspheming strangers from the earth Be swept away.
The heart of God's instructions is contained in Verse 7, in which God tells Joshua to "observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
If only all are faithful to the lord Khan and quite obedient and give therefore the appointed tribute, and justice is well kept, thou mayest do what pleaseth thee with thy soul.
I call upon heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed.
He recommends the reading of the Gospels, Epistles, and saints' lives, with "the intent that then thou mayest more intentively, and with a more quiet mind, think of God, and this life of ours, and the life in heaven, that is to come" (63).
this is Shore indeed, Shore, we confesse that thou hast priuiledge, And art excepted in our Proclamation, Because thou art her husband whom it concernes, And thou mayest lawfully relieue thy wife, Upon condition thou forgiue her fault, Take her againe; and use her as before; Hazard new hornes, how sayest thou, wilt thou Shore?
6 See Mulholland's gloss, which quotes Middleton, The Black Book: 'under the plain frieze of simplicity, thou mayest finely couch the wrought velvet of knavery.
John Ford's reference in Fame's Memorial (1606) to William Godolphin's love for Charles Blount: "So mayest thou, knightly youth, who wert his friend, / Companion to his chamber and his bed" (259-60)