dusk


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dusk

[dəsk]
(astronomy)
That part of either morning or evening twilight between complete darkness and civil twilight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The sun had set some minutes since, the swift dusk of the tropics was already fading out of the eastern sky, and a pioneer moth fluttered silently by my head.
Now the dusk had fallen to such an extent that he had to follow her implicitly, and even lean his hand on her shoulder when they jumped a bank into a very narrow lane.
The dusk had come nigh hand completely, and as I opened out the cleft between the two peaks, I became aware of a wavering glow against the sky, where, as I judged, the man of the island was cooking his supper before a roaring fire.
He hurried on in the dusk. The day had faded until he could barely distinguish place for his feet.
The light which still shone was derived mainly from a large hole in the western bank of cloud; it was like a piece of day left behind by accident, dusk having closed in elsewhere.
Dusk had fallen upon the village, and the ape-men could hear the preparations going forward for the torture and the feast.
The eight great polished columns stood up in the dusk like so many huge piles supporting the threatening, crumbling, big-bellied cliffs whose layers were represented by the circular, parallel, waving lines of the balconies of the grand, first and second tiers of boxes.
But dusk is coming on, and I must set to work again.
Dusk Saturday, July 6, at Picnic Grove Park, Birch Lane.
As part of this special week marking the history of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-Day Queen, there is an exclusive after-hours Dusk Tour.
It will blow weak, in the Danube plain to a moderate wind from the West-Northwest, which will orient from the Southwest at dusk. The maximal temperatures will be between 0 A[degrees] and 5 A[degrees].
The DawnTill Dusk Row took place in the summer, with over 30 members taking part in multiple crews in a continuous 19.5 hours of rowing.