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 Field. (Anglo-Saxon, feld.)Field Marshal. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Field-day.
 
Day of business. Thus, a clergyman jocosely calls a “kept festival” his field-day. A military term, meaning a day when a regiment is taken to the fields for practice.   1
 


 Field. (Anglo-Saxon, feld.)Field Marshal. 

 
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