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Summery   Listen

Belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer.  "Summery dresses"

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"Summery" Quotes from Famous Books

... hand on the threshold of the land; This is truly a most gratifying meeting! Nay, no need for you to blush, for I am not going to gush There are plenty who'll indulge in fuss and flummery. Heroes like to be admired, but you'll probably be tired Of tall-talk ere this spring greenery shows summery. "An illustrious pioneer," says the Belgian King. 'Tis clear That at any rate you've earned that appellation. True words tell, though tattlers twist 'em, and a "mighty fluvial system" You have opened up no doubt to civilisation. Spreading tracts of territory 'tis your undisputed ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 3, 1890. • Various

... got that steam up the yacht Corsair and ho for the Riviera! feeling. I want to loaf and indict my soul, as Walt Whittier says. I want to play pinochle with Merry del Val or give a knouting to the tenants on my Tarrytown estates or do a monologue at a Chautauqua picnic in kilts or something summery and outside the line ...
— The Gentle Grafter • O. Henry

... has come out too soon," said Faith. "He will have some frost yet, for so summery as it is to-day." But Faith gave a graver look at the butterfly than his ...
— Say and Seal, Volume II • Susan Warner

... noting the almost summery heat that had set in, talked of the mosquito headquarters that would develop in the pond near our quarry. "I'll oil that pond," he gave forth, and prepared accordingly. Each mail brought him additional copies of the 'Saturday Evening Post,' which ...
— Pushed and the Return Push • George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

... time was up. The Three Towers Hall carryall was to call for the girls who had been lucky enough to receive invitations from the cadets of Boxton Military Academy, and as the girls, looking like gay-colored butterflies in their summery dresses, gathered on the steps of the school there were so many of them that it began to look as if the carryall would have to ...
— Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island - The Mystery of the Wreck • Janet D. Wheeler

... summery spot; moths were flitting about us, and two grasshoppers leaped out of our way as we crossed the lawn. They showed something less than summer liveliness, it is true; it was only afterwards, and by way of contrast, that I ...
— The Foot-path Way • Bradford Torrey

... mind. She felt pity for this woebegone shadow of a human being, and terror lest the Policeman, who lived on the white, summery high road, would catch him and send him to the gallows before he was safe inside. Her love was ever ...
— The Extra Day • Algernon Blackwood

... to ten thousand mailing lists. Little Miss Whippet, although she was fast at typewriting, was hard put to it to keep up with his correspondence. She quivered eagerly over her machine, her small paws flying. New pink ribbons gleamed through her translucent summery georgette blouse. They were her flag of exultation at her surprising rise in life. She felt it was immensely important to get all these letters ...
— Where the Blue Begins • Christopher Morley

Words linked to "Summery" :   summer-flowering, vernal, aestival, estival, wintry, autumnal, summer, summer-blooming

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