golden hour

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golden hour

the first hour after a serious accident, when it is crucial that the victim receives medical treatment in order to have a chance of surviving
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The lover, beholding his maiden, half knows that she is not verily that which he worships; and in the golden hour of friendship we are surprised with shades of suspicion and unbelief.
Honor the golden hours: concentrate on prospecting and selling between 10am and 4pm
Just one benefit will see officers able to compare firearms and ballistic material to previous crimes and incidents within 48 hours - establishing crucial links within the initial golden hours of an investigation.
THE first 48 hours after a gangland shooting are seen as the 'golden hours'.
SWEDEN'S Niclas Fasth had two golden hours yesterday when he thought he might be Open champion.