palmy days

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their high and palmy days had taken boots to themselves, and were already walking off.
In its palmy days, it had 12 teachers" on the faculty, "The Oregon Companion" says, but eventually it closed in 1908, perhaps when the original church-state funding agreement must have collapsed, although the book doesn't specify the reason.
However folk- or tribal-infused such a style may be, it does not by any stretch represent an homage to the Birkenstock and granola generation, resisting tired labels like "hippie,'' or "counterculture,'' which in the palmy days of Woodstock served as badges of subversion.
That, however, remains far below the 15,476 workers reported by the biggest companies in the palmy days of 2005.
In an uncanny foreshadowing of Kinbote's career, the protean Barnabas elsewhere recounts his daring escape from Russia, where he "in the palmy days before the revolution was responsible for a tiny but gilded principality in the wilds of the Siberian steppes" (73).
It was Paradise, and in those palmy days not at all difficult to enter.
Bakst is represented here as a man who once designed fashions for ladies, probably for I Mandl' in its palmy days.
Famous dead shot in the palmy days of the old Southwest trail") about the Savage in 1909 called "The Tenderfoot's Turn.
I was fortunate in as much as I got a job with a London broadsheet in the twilight of the palmy days of expansive expenses.
23) 'In its palmy days, The Elms must have had something in common with the late Victorian households described in the novels of Ivy Compton-Burnett, my father always retaining that sort of idiom and manner of looking at the world; an atmosphere nerve wracked, despondent, more than a little sinister, but--something to be emphasized in the light of much absurd legend grown up about the period--not in the least prim.
When I came at first I never ceased to hear of the great players of the past, but this continual ramming home of the names of the palmy days, Wagstaff, Clark, Gronow, Gleeson and Rozzy - serves to create a grand tradition and gives you something to live up to.
TO ANY Liverpudlian jazz lover who remembers the palmy days of 1950s Jazz 'n' Skiffle, a trip to Castleton Gabriels Football Club in Rochdale would have brought a smile to the lips - and a furrow to the brow.