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turn out (1)

[cf. Gul. "Lawdge...tuhn out fuh dub annual sermont" (Writers' Program 1940:99); OED, (of persons) to assemble] v. phr. to attend a lodge celebration: 1976 On that particular Sunday, only the very benighted did not have a new costume in which to "turn out" (Eneas 32).

 -n. turn-out [cf. Trin. turn out funeral procession, and lodge burial society (Winer)] a celebration for lodge members: 1976 Next to weddings, the big joint celebrations were the lodge turn-outs (Eneas 32).

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Last update: 2011-09-13 02:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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