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picket night

picket night n Cf mischief night n

moving night

moving night n Also move night esp Baltimore MD Cf mischief night n

mischief night

mischief night n [Attested in nEng (Yorkshire and Lancashire) 1830→ for April 30 (the night before May Day) and 1850→ for November 4 (the night before Guy Fawkes Day)] NEast, esp NJ, sePA Also called damage night n, d

hell night

hell night n scattered, but esp NJ Cf devil’s night n

goosey night

goosey night n Also goose night Also sp goosie night nNJ, NYC

gate night

gate night n Also front gate night chiefly Nth, N Midl east of Missip R; esp seNY Cf mischief night n

garbage-can night

[Note: This entry was previously garbage night.]

fox night

fox night n [Perh folk-etym for Fawkes + night; in parts of England the night before Guy Fawkes Day, which occurs on Nov 5, is a traditional “mischief night.”]


fire n, v Usu |faɪr, faɪə|; also esp Midl |fơr|; also esp Delmarva, sNJ, |fɔr|; for addit varr see quots Pronc-spp fahr, far(r), fiah,

doorbell night

doorbell night n scattered Nth, Midl Cf mischief night n

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