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field day

A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity, as in The press had a field day with this sensational murder trial. This colloquial expression, dating from the 1700s, originally referred to a day set aside for military maneuvers and exercises, and later was extended to a similar day for sports and games. Since the early 1800s it has been used more loosely.
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The inaugural field day will be held at Tosari (1149 Millmerran-Leyburn Road, Tummaville) on February 22 and will focus on sorghum and new technology in farm machinery.
Caption: Pest Control Advisor Larry Whitted (right) and organic grower Jay Leone examine a grapevine leaf for parasitized mealybugs in Leone's Lodi vineyard during the Lodl Winegrape Commission's mealybug biocontrol field day.
One of the new varieties that were launched during the field day was a new white waxy corn hybrid called Max One F1.
The field day was attended by many dignitaries from the region, as well as Mr Holger Haibach of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Mr Paulus Noa, who delivered the keynote address.
Fields in Trust has provided Have a Field Day Toolkits for organisers of events on all Queen Elizabeth II Fields full of helpful tips and ideas on how to plan a successful day.
Alison Moore-Gwyn, chief executive of Fields in Trust, said: "The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity for communities to come together and we hope that people have a wonderful time at their local Have a Field Day celebrations.
Fields in Trust has provided Have a Field Day Toolkits for organisers of events on all Queen Elizabeth II Fields, full of helpful tips and ideas on how to plan a successful day.
Carmarthenshire led with three section wins, followed by Ceredigion with two, but consistency paid off for the Radnor Federation, which was named field day champions.
Since picking up a handicap at Salisbury, Field Day has won the Listed Woodcote Stud EBF Valiant Stakes at Ascot where she came home three lengths clear of Chachamaidee.
commemorated National Public Health Week by presenting a health-related documentary, hosting a healthy snack bake sale and keynote speech, talking to high schoolers about mental health and hosting a stress management seminar and community field day.
Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IFDC, in cooperation with Eurasia Group Kyrgyzstan LLC, is organizing a field day of agricultural machinery demonstrations at "Shumkar" farm in Ivanovka village of Issyk-Ata rayon, Chui oblast.
CDATA[ Israel-bashers had a field day panning Israelas ban on imported IPads.
So if you really can't see the seam they are going to have a field day with that ball," said the former Australian international from Tasmania.
The workers and families from six local pits met in Grange Moor each year for a field day and show and it was at these events that a Coal Queen was chosen and crowned.