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- noun In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.
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- noun An
outdoor festivaland fair, usually in Belgiumor Holland.
- noun US An
indoor entertainmentand faircombined.
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France uses the kirmess oak, which grows in the south of that country and in northern Africa.
Heuberger's talent is of the graceful style; he is not very original but his waltzes and "Laendlers" have the true Viennese ring, and the kirmess in the first act is very characteristic; it is melodious and
From saloon to salon, from kitchen to kirmess, from the faro table to the Queen's drawing-room, from the canvas trousers of the miner to Poole's creations, from the calico frock of the housemaid to
The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance Richard Savage 1874
By a devout, consecrating self-denial which manifests itself in eating and drinking, in singing and dancing, at kirmess, charity balls, amateur theatricals, garden parties; where the cost of our XV.
"Poor fellows!" he thought, "there they go to death as joyously as if it were a kirmess dance.
How Women Love (Soul Analysis) Max Simon Nordau 1886