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dusk


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dusk  \Dusk\,  a.  [OE.  dusc,  dosc,  deosc  cf  dial.  Sw  duska  to 
  drizzle,  dusk  a  slight  shower.  ???.] 
  Tending  to  darkness  or  blackness;  moderately  dark  or  black; 
  dusky. 
 
  A  pathless  desert,  dusk  with  horrid  shades.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dusk  \Dusk\,  n. 
  1.  Imperfect  obscurity;  a  middle  degree  between  light  and 
  darkness;  twilight;  as  the  dusk  of  the  evening. 
 
  2.  A  darkish  color. 
 
  Whose  duck  set  off  the  whiteness  of  the  skin. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dusk  \Dusk\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  dusk.  [Archaic] 
 
  After  the  sun  is  up  that  shadow  which  dusketh  the 
  light  of  the  moon  must  needs  be  under  the  earth. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dusk  \Dusk\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  dusk.  [R.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dusk 
  n  1:  the  time  of  day  immediately  following  sunset;  "he  loved  the 
  twilight";  "they  finished  before  the  fall  of  night" 
  [syn:  {twilight},  {gloaming},  {nightfall},  {evenfall},  {fall}] 
  2:  a  state  of  diffused  or  dim  illumination  [syn:  {twilight}] 




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