Definitions

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  • n. An Irish festival, usually including folk music, dancing, and sports.
  • n. An Irish gathering at which new laws were decreed, as well as folk music, dancing, and sports.

Etymologies

From Irish feis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Martin Percival and The Martin Percival School of Irish Dance is excited and pleased to announce the school's first annual "feis", or Irish Dance competition, called "Oktoberfeis" to be held at the Tivoli Student Union in downtown Denver, October 3 rd and 4 th, 2008.

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  • Martin Percival and The Martin Percival School of Irish Dance are excited and pleased to announce the school's first annual "feis", or Irish Dance competition, called "Oktoberfeis" to be held at the Tivoli Student Union in downtown Denver, October 3 rd and 4 th, 2008.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • "feis", or Irish Dance competition, called "Oktoberfeis" to be held at the Tivoli Student Union in downtown Denver, October 3 rd and 4 th, 2008.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • After the Glasthule feis, back last year, after he had packed his parcel and made his goodbye to his mother, and to Jim, Doyler had walked to Dublin of course.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • "Item, gevin to Maister Michael Durehame, doctour in medecyne, be one precept in recompensatioun of service done be him to our Sovernne Lord, quhome God assolze, and for the rest of his feis, as his said precept beris, £200."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • In the Treasurer's Accounts 1572, we also find that different sums were allowed us "feis extraordinar" to most of these officials, for services rendered "in the tyme of troubill."

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Then there was boiled yam, boiled taro, and roasted feis, which last are nothing more or less than large mealy, juicy, red-coloured cooking bananas.

    Chapter 12

  • There were yams, taro. feis, breadfruit, cocoanuts, oranges. limes, pineapples, watermelons, alligator pears, pomegranates, fish. chickens galore crowing and cackling and laying eggs on our decks. and a live pig that squealed infernally and all the time in perpetual apprehension of imminent slaughter.

    "The High Seat Of Abundance"

  • Kanakas who made up the crew, were squatted round a basin of fried feis, and drinking coffee from tin mugs.

    The Ebb-Tide

  • Père Olivier apologized for the meager fare, but we did well enough, with soup and a tin of boiled beef, breadfruit, and _feis_.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

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