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Indian summer

A period of mild, sunny weather occurring in late autumn, usually following a seasonable cold spell. For example, We had two whole days of Indian summer this year, and then it turned cold again. [Late 1700s]
See also: Indian, summer
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Indian summer in those bygone days was a sort of terminus of the main farm activities, although the regular chores - feeding the animals, milking the cows, keeping the cellar furnace and the kitchen stove supplied with wood - continued.
Until the 1950s an Indian Summer would have meant nothing to most in the UK who would have referred to the phenomenon as much of Europe still do; as a Saint Martin Summer because the traditional end to any warm spell would be Saint Martin's Day on 11 November.
Indian Summer is set on a remote farm in the Highlands in the summer of 1967.
For me a riot of colours form the essence of Indian summer as they so wonderfully juxtapose with our rich cultural ethos.
In Eastbourne, East Sussex, David Phillips, 33, said: "We've definitely had a taste of Indian summer today.
But while Indian Summer offers a cause for colourful celebration in the summer sunshine, this is a big opportunity for Wolverhampton to live up to its 'Vibrant City' nickname and to forge greater cultural understanding with one of its oldest communities.
Too much of this and Indian Summer could read like a litany of geriatric woes, but Pickering's ear is tuned more closely to candor than complaint.
Unfortunately, because this September we'll see an Indian summer, air conditioning is pretty crucial for us.
Our Summer Performance Guide 2001, exclusive to Dance Magazine [see page 4], jump starts your plans for dance viewing with a comprehensive look at performances and festivals clear through to Labor Day, Indian summer, back-to-school September.
The Australian wine industry looks set to have met its target for a vintage crush of more than one million tonnes of grapes -- its highest tonnage yet -- after a late Indian summer gave the grape harvest a boost.
It took place at high noon on a day when Indian summer yielded abruptly to scudding gray skies and temperatures down in the 30s.
The moderate winter temperatures and a prolonged Indian summer allowed grapes the extra hang time needed to develop robust Washington wine characteristics.
TEESSIDE may be enjoying the sunshine but sadly it is NOT an Indian Summer, according to weather experts.
TEESSIDE may be enjoying the sunshine but it is NOT an Indian summer, according to weather experts.
Weather forecasters say temperatures are set to hit 20C during a three-week Indian summer.
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