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  • (n) a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day


  1. While Wrestling is wrestling with his soul, Sir Gower and his sinful kind are having one of their maypole dances on Merry Mount.
  2. Next at Addis Ababa came the paganistic maypole ritual with which Ethiopians every year open the dry season, their season of battle.
  3. In Mettenheim for the presentation of the golden barrel, the newsmen blearily watched a maypole dance, listened to a glockenspiel band, and sipped beer.


  • Dance around the Maypole at Geneva’s Midsummer Festival

    You don't have to be Scandinavian to enjoy the 103rd annual Swedish Day Midsummer Festival, but it helps if you have a healthy appreciation for such traditions as Maypole raising, Swedish meatballs, folk music and dancing.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

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  1. "The Wheel and The Maypole" is, as its writer Andy Partridge says, really "Two songs, one with no end and one with no beginning, sewn together at the hip," an almost-six-minute epic by my favorite band, and incidentally the source of this...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Andy Partridge Source: Manila Bulletin

  2. "It's the maypole. All the rest is just dancing around it," Brand says. "The clock already exists in people's minds -- partly because it's an amazing idea and partly because they quickly realize we're serious about building the damn thing....
    on Jul 30, 2006 By: Stewart Brand Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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