morning twilight

morning twilight

[′mȯrn·iŋ ¦twī‚līt]
(astronomy)
The period of time between darkness and sunrise.
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"Then was in the morning twilight, at the breaking of day, Grendel's war-craft revealed to men.
There's no music like the bugle to stir the blood, in the still solemnity of the morning twilight, with the dim plain stretching away to nothing and the spectral mountains slumbering against the sky.
It would have caused an acute agony to thrill from the morning twilight, all the day through, until bedtime; and even then would have mingled a dull, inscrutable pain and pallid hue of misfortune with the visionary bloom and adolescence of his slumber.
Even this Bulstrode felt that he would not have liked Lydgate to hear; but a more alarming sign of fitful alternation in his delirium was, that in-the morning twilight Raffles suddenly seemed to imagine a doctor present, addressing him and declaring that Bulstrode wanted to starve him to death out of revenge for telling, when he never had told.
Adam remembered well the night of shame and anguish when he first saw his father quite wild and foolish, shouting a song out fitfully among his drunken companions at the "Waggon Overthrown." He had run away once when he was only eighteen, making his escape in the morning twilight with a little blue bundle over his shoulder, and his "mensuration book" in his pocket, and saying to himself very decidedly that he could bear the vexations of home no longer--he would go and seek his fortune, setting up his stick at the crossways and bending his steps the way it fell.
With the morning twilight Aylmer opened his eyes upon his wife's face and recognized the symbol of imperfection; and when they sat together at the evening hearth his eyes wandered stealthily to her cheek, and beheld, flickering with the blaze of the wood fire, the spectral hand that wrote mortality where he would fain have worshipped.
He got out of the train half an hour before it reached Geneva, in the cold morning twilight, at the station indicated in Valentin's telegram.
Full of iridescent tulle, metallic embellishments, dainty florals, and odd proportions, Bumgarner's latest collection is dream-like in palettes mimicking the morning twilight, gloomy skies, and pink and tangerine sunsets.
(13) DAWN: Look toward the east before morning twilight for the soft glow of the zodiacal light.
On this day, for places located on the upper latitudes (47.5 and 66.55 N), the phenomenon of morning twilight (Twilight Dawn) will occur in the evening twilight (Twilight of Supper) in a phenomenon that is astronomically known as the midnight sun phenomenon.
Astronomical twilight is the first stage of morning twilight; it occurs when the geometric center of the sun is between 18[degrees] (inclusive) and 12[degrees] (exclusive) below the horizon.
In Finland, he describes morning twilight: "The light was still tentative, and though the flurries of early morning had ceased, an iron sky was glowering above" (p.