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May:

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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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Maypole Monday What: Organised by the Friends of Oakwell Hall this event promises "Maypole dancing and country dance demonstrations on the hall front lawn.
Travelling dancing troupes performed maypole dancing in London theatres.
The Merry Monarch' helped ensure the support of his subjects by building a massive 40m-high maypole in London's Strand.
Pupils enjoyed learning routines for the school's annual maypole dancing presentation to celebrate May Day.
Jeff's mother Betty also worked part-time in the Maypole until it closed when the area was redeveloped in about 1969 and the site eventually became Toys-R-Us.
The people lined up in two circles around the maypole and mimicked what they were singing about in their dance.
The colony at Merry Mount has been treated in Catherine Sedgwick's Hope Leslie (1827), Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Maypole of Merrymount (1836), John Lothrop Motley's Merrymount: a Romance of the Massachusetts Colony (1849), and Helen Grace Carlisle's We Begin (1932).
The maypole revels of the colony's Anglican settlers, and their trade with the Indians, to whom they sold weapons, aroused the ire of the Puritans, and a force under Miles Standish was dispatched to oust Morton.
Maypole served as President and COO of Clevepak Corporation, and President and CEO of Interpace Corporation.
I took the number 2 bus at 11am from Yardley Wood Garage to the Maypole, bus number 4571, and the heat inside was terrible.
VISITORS to Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall on Bank Holiday Monday can enjoy traditional May Day activities including Maypole dancing and country dance demonstrations.
Here we bring you photos from 1971 and 1986, when Skinningrove School, East Cleveland, held its regular Maypole Dancing celebration.