dusk


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dusk

[dəsk]
(astronomy)
That part of either morning or evening twilight between complete darkness and civil twilight.
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The secret was well kept, and Lucie was unconscious and happy; but he could not fail to observe that the shoemaker, whose hand had been a little out at first, was growing dreadfully skilful, and that he had never been so intent on his work, and that his hands had never been so nimble and expert, as in the dusk of the ninth evening.
His eyes shone brightly out of the dusk under the trees.
At any rate, as the dusk came on a slow, intermittent movement upon the sand pits began, a move- ment that seemed to gather force as the stillness of the eve- ning about the cylinder remained unbroken.
The whole expanse Suddenly in the half-light of the dusk Glimmered and waned.
But dusk is coming on, and I must set to work again.
Had it been an hour later, nothing could have saved the ship, for no eye could have made out in the dusk that pale piece of ice swept over by the white-crested waves.
Before the negotiation was completed, it began to grow a little dusk.
He passed beneath the rugged arch of the castle wall, and looked about him in the early dusk for an old woman in black.
When dusk had fallen, Adam took the new mongoose--not the one from Nepaul--and, carrying the box slung over his shoulder, strolled towards Diana's Grove.
Her misgiving was such that at dusk, when the milking was over, she walked in the garden alone, to continue her regrets that she had disclosed to him her discovery of his considerateness.
Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter's evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.
It was dusk in the room, which, large and empty at all times, now appeared larger and emptier than usual.